Friday, February 8, 2013

Second Annual SOPA Hoops Saturday

On Saturday, January 26th, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg hosted their second annual SOPA Hoops Saturday. During halftime of the men’s game, athletes from Special Olympics PA’s (SOPA) Westmoreland County program competes in an exhibition game. The Gym was packed and both students and athlete families cheered like crazy for our athletes.

The event was co-sponsored by Pitt-Greensburg’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA). In addition to the basketball games, there was a concession stand, 50/50 raffle, and Chinese auction.

The event raised over $1,400.00. All proceeds (ticket sales, 50/50, concession stand, and Chinese auction) benefit Westmoreland County. Last year $1,230.00 was raised at the one-day event.

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