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Small Town, Big Heart

Follow your         and join the world of winners!

What gives a community "heart"?  It's the
goodness of the people in it and
Bethlehem's
community spirit and heart is
strong!  These are
the people that make up the coaches, volunteers,
athletes, and sponsors of Bethlehem Special
Olympics ("BSO"). Due to their generosity,there is
never a charge to the athletes to participate in
the program.  
SPECIAL OLYMPICS HISTORY
Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P.
Kennedy Foundation as an international
non-profit organization to provide competitive
sports experiences for people with intellectual
disabilities.  It was founded by the late Eunice
Kennedy Shriver in 1968.

Click here to learn more.
Training Schedule Updated 1/9/2019
THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE'S OATH:
"LET ME WIN, BUT IF I CANNOT WIN, LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT."
Volunteers Needed!
Rhythmic gymnastics coach

Click here to find out more about all open
volunteer positions or click on the Volunteers
link on the left for more information.
BSO Events & News
IMPORTANT MESSAGE
From Matthew Aaron, President & CEO of SOPA


Due to recent developments tied to the global spread of the
coronavirus (COVID-19), including a case tied to a U.S. Special
Olympics athlete, and the heightened risks for people with
intellectual disabilities and the elderly,
Special Olympics
Pennsylvania is
suspending all sport training and
competition activities and other activities involving our
athletes
(such as Athlete Leadership University, dances,
or end of season parties) through 31 March 2020
, at which
time the situation will be reevaluated.  This decision was made
carefully based on advice received from Special Olympics, Inc.
after they consulted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention and reviewed the latest guidance from the World
Health Organization.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this guidance may
be updated at any time.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate
this constantly changing environment and strive to make the best
possible decisions with the safety and well-being of our athletes
and all constituents at the forefront.

Matthew B. Aaron
President and CEO
Special Olympics PA has a new Volunteer Portal!

Volunteers can renew Trainings, check expiration date,
and update personal information.

Click
here for more information
or visit
https://vsys.specialolympicspa.org/
Visit SOPA's Volunteer Center

Click here to get more information
about volunteering!