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Special Olympics
Area M
P. O. Box 382
Summerdale, Pa 17093
717-732-6756
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Welcome to Special Olympics Area M!

Our Mission: Special Olympics PA Area M helps children and adults with intellectual difficulties grow stronger with body, mind and spirit through a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition.

Our Purpose:  Special Olympics is focused on accomplishments rather than winning or losing.  The benefit to the athlete is increased confidence and positive self image.  In addition involvement on the part of family and friends helps develop healthier family relationships and greater acceptance by the community as a whole.

Our Words To Live By:

“LET ME WIN.  BUT IF I CAN NOT WIN, LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT”

News & Announcements
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Twenty-Fifth Annual Adult Games
We are currently making plans for the 2015 AREA M ADULT GAMES sponsored by the Federally Employed Women and are looking forward to having you participate.  [Read More...]
Date Posted: 2/27/2015

Gymnastics - Cumberland Gymnastics
This training is currently full. We are looking for volunteers and coaches. Please call if interested : Shannon Pechart 717.732.6756  [Read More...]
Date Posted: 1/22/2015

Equestrian - Events/Training at Chasing Rainbows
We have a waiting list for this sport. Please call if interested : Shannon Pechart 717.732.6756  [Read More...]
Date Posted: 1/22/2015

Area M Games
It’s that time of year again! Planning for the 2015 Special Olympics PA Area M (SOPA- Area M) Games at Messiah College is well underway.  [Read More...]
Date Posted: 1/7/2015
Upcoming Events
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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Young Athletes  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Basketball  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Aquatics  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, March 02, 2015
Basketball  5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Basketball  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Tennis  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meaning of the Special Olympics Logo
The logo has five people who each have six arms.  The down position means "downtrodden", remembering a time when many people thought those with intellectual disabilities were not able to make good decisions or try new things. [Read More...]