2015 Christmas Card Art Contest
Christmas card art contest winners, Jennifer Frost and Tina Lefever, accepted a giant check for $1000 on behalf of Special Olympics York County at the 27th Annual Robert H. Griffith Holiday Classic on December 29, 2015.
We thank the Law Offices of Griffith Strickler Lerman Solymos & Calkins for sponsoring this event. Check out the card art slideshow to see what the 2015 Christmas card looked like.
27th Annual Robert H. Griffith Holiday Classic - December 28 & 29, 2015
We thank the Law Offices of Griffith Strickler Lerman Solymos & Calkins for sponsoring this event. All proceeds benefited Special Olympics York County. Check out the slideshow of our athletes, who played a 15 minute game during intermission on December 28.
2014 Disabilities Awareness Day at Santander Stadium
We are thankful for our partnership this year with the York Revolution and the opportunities it has provided our athletes. Check out this video of the 2014 Disabilities Awareness Day, held on August 10th. Shout out to Reed Gunderson for putting this video together!
SOYC Atheletes Participate in 2014 USA Games
More than 200 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) athletes and 70 coaches and staff participated in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games held in New Jersey from June 14-21. Members of Team Pennsylvania represented more than 30 city/county SOPA programs and were among approximately 3,500 athletes from every U.S. state who competed at the Games and showcased their awe-inspiring abilities.
Soccer athletes Loretta Claiborne, Colt Day, Marshall Geesey, Ryan Leathery, Corey Markle, Bryan Miller, Michael Plappert, and Matt Fraticelli and Bocce athletes Trent Bupp, Kristyn Landis, and Jennifer Laudeman were part of Team Pennsylvania.
Visit Athletes Compete for additional information and photos.
Leg Up Farm and Special Olympics Pennsylvania partner to launch
Equestrian Program in York County (PDF)
This program will provide year-round training to athletes and will include an event at the Summer Games in June 2015 at Penn State.
Pictured in the photo are Equestrian Head Coach Kristen Leitzel, Athlete Brady Wells, and Scooter.
Saturday, September 6 -- Equestrian Volunteer Open House (PDF), Leg Up Farm, 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
York Revolution announce Special Olympics PA - York County as
2014 Presenting Partner (PDF)
Watch a video of the 2013 Special Olympics Day at Sovereign Bank Stadium
Special Olympics York County Athletes Honored by PA State Senate
On January 15, 2014, 8 Special Olympics York County Soccer Athletes, 3 Special Olympics York County Bocce players, and 3 Soccer Coaches were invited to be honored and recognized at a session of the Pennsylvania State Senate held at the Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA. All 11 athletes and 3 coaches were recognized for receiving a Gold medal at the State Special Olympic tournament held at Villanova University this past November. These individuals were then selected to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games as members of Team Pennsylvania. These games will be held from June 14 - June 21, 2014 in Princeton, N.J. All athletes and coaches were recognized by Senator Jay Costa and Senator Rob Teplitz. The athletes and coaches were introduced to the Senate by Senator Teplitz. Each athlete and coach received a Congratulations recognition certificate signed by Senator Costa and each athlete and coach received a congratulations certificate from the Pennsylvania Senate signed by Megan Consedine, Secretary of the Senate. A private group tour of the Capitol building was also provided.