What we do: Special Olympics PA – Area M offers sports training and competition to children and adults in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Northern York Counties. We train in 20 different sports throughout the year. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics.
The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic 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.
By participating in Special Olympics, athletes:
Athlete Eligibility: Participation in Special Olympics training and competition is open to all people with intellectual disabilities, regardless of ability level.
How to get involved:
Questions about becoming an Athlete – contact Shannon Pechart, Area M Sports Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-732-6756.
TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER FOR AREA M GAMES AT MESSIAH COLLEGE ON APRIL 11TH PLEASE VISIT OUR AREA M GAMES PAGE
Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics PA – Area M. We could not exist without the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. The time, energy and enthusiasm of volunteers fuel our movement and make our athletes’ dreams a reality. There is a place for everyone in our organization. All of our volunteers have one thing in common – a sense of personal pride knowing they are changing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. As Special Olympic Athlete Dustin Plunkett said “I think everyone should volunteer for Special Olympics because if you give an athlete one minute of your time, they’ll give you their heart.”
Volunteer Classifications: Special Olympics Pennsylvania classifies its volunteers by the level of participation.
How to become a volunteer:
Questions about becoming a volunteer – contact Shannon Pechart, Area M Sports Director, at email@example.com or 717-732-6756