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

- Special Olympics Athlete Oath

Area M Games - April 20, 2017 at Messiah College

Area M Games is an Aquatics and Athletics (track & field) competition hosted by Special Olympics PA - Area M. Over 1,000 athletes will be competing in Track & Field events on April 20th at Messiah College. Due to construction at Messiah College, our Aquatics competition will be held on March 5th at Cumberland Valley High School . Please contact the Area M office for more information.  

Area M Games is the largest competition hosted by a local Special Olympics program in Pennsylvania. The planning committee is made up of members of the community as well as students and faculty from Messiah College. Approximately 1,500 volunteers from the community and Messiah College help make this event possible and ensure a great time is had by our athletes on Games Day!

Training Videos

Buddies are required to watch all 3 videos prior to Game Day. 
We highly encourage ALL volunteers to watch the 3 training videos

Video 1 - General information about Special Olympics PA - Area M & Area M Games (6 mins)

Video 2 - How to be a great Buddy! Meet 3 Area M athletes in this video (10 mins)

Video 3 - Off to the Races (6 mins)

THANK YOU to Messiah College and the Agape Center for making these videos possible!


2017 Area M Games Program 
Contains lots of useful Game Day information as well as information about our supporters and upcoming fundraisers


Volunteer Registration for Area M Games

Registration Information
How to Upload Clearances for Buddies


Registration Information for Schools


Registration Information for Adult Athletes

Special Olympics Area-M

P.O.Box 382

Summerdale,Pa 17093


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