"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt"

- Special Olympics Athlete Oath

About Special Olympics PA - Area M

Special Olympics PA - Area M offers sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Northern York Counties.

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to 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.

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field.

Area M Facts:

We have over 2000 athletes in our program

Area M trains in 20 different sports at various locations throughout our program area

Athletes can begin training at age 6 and competing at age 8, there is no age maximum to participate

We have a Young Athletes Program for children ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities

Area M offers local competitions in Alpine Skiing, Bowling, Equestrian and Ice Speed Skating

Over 1200 of our athletes compete in Athletics and Swimming at Area M Games held at Messiah College in April

Area M hosts multi-sport invitational competitions such as The Fall Sports Classic and The Spring Thing

We also host invitational competitions in Floor Hockey, Gymnastics and Roller Skating

Contact Us

Special Olympics PA - Area M

PO Box 382 
Summerdale, PA 17093

Office: 717.732.6756
Fax: 717.732.8414

Program Director

Kristie Davis
kdavis.aream@specialolympicspa.org

Sports Training & Competition Director

Shannon Pechart
areamsports@specialolympicspa.org

Coaches

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Special Olympics Area-M

P.O.Box 382

Summerdale,Pa 17093

Tel:717-732-6756

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