Special Olympics PA Summer Games
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) holds its 48th Annual Summer Games at Penn State University, University Park, PA, from June 1 to June 3, 2017. The event, sponsored by SOPA’s premier state-wide partner Sheetz, Inc., drew more than 2,000 athletes, 750 coaches and 2,500 volunteers from the community, organizations, and corporations around the state. This year marks the 27th consecutive year that Penn State University has hosted Summer Games, and the 22nd successive year that Sheetz, Inc. has served as a state-wide corporate partner. Competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian sports, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis will highlight the three day event.
More than 1,000 volunteers from the community, corporations, schools and universities participated in the event, serving in numerous capacities including officials, athlete escorts, award presenters, and administrative support services.