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1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44

Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Crawford County

Goal: $1,000.00

Specific Need

Our most significant fiscal challenge annually is meeting the cost of transportation to regional and state competitions, which for the current season will cost $12,000. We fundraise all of this and more annually to support all of our programs, which are provided to over 100 special athletes across Crawford County for free.

Mission

The mission of Special Olympics of Pennsylvania - Crawford County (SOPA-CC) is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These opportunities help our athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community at large.

 

The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society by offering a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public's awareness of their needs and capabilities.

Profile

Special Olympics Pennsylvania - Crawford County (SOPA-CC) is part of a global movement to unleash the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through our programs we work to transform the inactivity, isolation, injustice and intolerance faced by people with intellectual disabilities. Sports training and competition opportunities are offered in the following sports: 

·           Athletics & Long Distance Walk/Run

·           Basketball: Individual skills, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5

·           Bocce

·           Bowling

·           Floor Hockey

·           Powerlifting

·           Swimming

·           Volleyball

Annually we send more than 100 athletes to regional and state competitions, and each summer we send a delegation of 18 - 24 athletes to a week-long sports camp at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA.

 

In addition we organize and host an annual Track & Field Day at the County Fairgrounds at which nearly 400 special athletes from across the County compete in a variety of Olympic-type games, with assistance from more than 75 volunteers.

 

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to participating athletes, providing benefits that extend well beyond the playing field and enriching the lives of our athletes and volunteers. To learn more about our programs visit us at https://www.facebook.com/SOPA.CrawfordCounty/

Photos & Videos

Floor Hockey team at Indoor Winter Games 2019 York, PA
Floor Hockey team at Indoor Winter Games 2019 York, PA
Summer Games, State College June 2019, 5-5 Basketball Team
Summer Games, State College June 2019, 5-5 Basketball Team
Jess and Cody: Friends at SOPA Sports Camp 2019
Jess and Cody: Friends at SOPA Sports Camp 2019
Coach Cathy Davis and our Global Messenger Lawrence Smith - Sports Camp Summer 2019
Coach Cathy Davis and our Global Messenger Lawrence Smith - Sports Camp Summer 2019
Athletics team at Summer Games 2019
Athletics team at Summer Games 2019
Polar Plunge 2018: Marylin, Emily, and Julia just before they are freezin for a reason!
Polar Plunge 2018: Marylin, Emily, and Julia just before they are freezin for a reason!
Floor Hockey in Action! York PA
Floor Hockey in Action! York PA
Fitness Club Feb 2019. Club meets twice a month year round! #GoGators & thanks Allegheny!
Fitness Club Feb 2019. Club meets twice a month year round! #GoGators & thanks Allegheny!
Fitness Club Warm Up! March 2019
Fitness Club Warm Up! March 2019
Thank you Fire & Iron for your Annual Fundraiser! #WeLoveYou # Gratitude
Thank you Fire & Iron for your Annual Fundraiser! #WeLoveYou # Gratitude
Athlete Leader's SpiritWear Sale!
Athlete Leader's SpiritWear Sale!
$659.56 received
in 20 gifts
65.96%  of  $1,000.00 Goal

Contact

222 Chestnut Street
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 724-7346

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