The following WINTER SPORTS will be offered in York, according to SOPA Return to Activities Protocol
TENNIS, FIGURE SKATING, and ALPINE SKIING.
Stay tuned for information about SWIMMING and BASKETBALL – they have not been finalized.
In order to participate in any sport, in addition to having an active medical, every participant must complete an online waiver form– each participant for each sport. You will not be allowed to participate in training unless you complete this online form. And you must be willing to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols identified in the waiver. More details can be found on your sports specific webpage.
This year Special Olympics York County will be joining forces with the Capital Area Polar Plunge on January 22, 2022 at Gifford Pinchot State Park. You can register to participate as a team or individual plunger, or just be a donor to an existing York County team. You can still keep your donations and support local by designating a YORK COUNTY Team as the recipient of your fund-raising.
Although in-person gatherings are not happening, our athletes have virtual opportunities throughout the season to stay involved in sports and wellness. During the winter, local athletes have registered and are participating in a
York County Special Olympic Athletes doing the Heptathlon meet on ZOOM weekly, to encourage each other and socialize. Here you see them demonstrating some good form for power punches.
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Our organization is run completely by volunteers. Interested in getting involved? More information here:
Special Olympics York County is organized and run entirely by volunteers.
Their contribution may vary from several hours a week for a sports season or several hours a month throughout the year or several hours once a year at a competition. The benefits include the satisfaction in helping athletes improve their skills and their self-image.Learn More