Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Special Olympics PA Volunteer Receives 2013 Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award

SOPA-Northumberland Snyder volunteer, Arden Miller, receives the 2013 Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award from Selinsgrove Kiwanis President Joe Hughes.

The Selinsgrove Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award is given annually to a person who has worked to benefit area children.  Arden Miller was recently presented the 2013 award in recognition of her 14 years as a troop leader with the Hemlock Girl Scout Council.  She was also recognized for serving over 10 years as both a management team member and head coach for the aquatics program for Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Northumberland Snyder.
During the brief ceremony, Arden Miller’s daughter and Special Olympics PA (SOPA) athlete, Amanda Swazey, gave a presentation on Special Olympics detailing its operations.  She also focused on the need for people to do fundraising for SOPA games and to volunteer as coaches and mentors to the athletes.
The Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award was first presented to Dick Norman of Selinsgrove in 2007.  At that time the award was called the Dick Norman Youth Advocacy in honor or Mr. Norman’s years of service to the youth of Selinsgrove.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bocce and EKS Day in Armstrong/Indiana!

A combination Bocce tournament and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day picnic made for a wonderful experience for many athletes in Armstrong/Indiana.  This program celebrates EKS day every year and the party keeps getting bigger and better!  Armstrong/Indiana needs some volunteer help right now, if you know of anyone who lives in the area and who would love to work with some terrific athletes, please have them contact Mary Jane Ramer at maryj12@verizon.net or visit Special Olympics PA’s website www.specialolympicspa.org ) and fill out a volunteer inquiry form.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Montgomery County’s New Limerick Bowling Program

Help Special Olympics PA – Montgomery County kick-off their new Limerick Bowling Program on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.  Limerick Bowl is located at 653 W Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA.
To date, the newly created program has 41 athletes, 14 coaches and 12 volunteers. 

The program is very excited and looking forward to a great fall session.  Join them if you can!
For more information about our Montgomery County program, visit http://www.specialolympicsmontco.org/.

Event Results: Check Out the Awesome News Piece by The Mercury about their first bowling event!