Thirty years ago American Business Clubs (AMBUCS) chapters in Conshohocken, Phoenixville and the Norristown area formed a Special Athlete Program. Beginning with only 30 athletes in track and field, the program now serves more than 160 athletes in 8 sports. In partnership with Special Olympics Pennsylvania - Montgomery County, the Conshohocken AMBUCS program conducts training and local competition directed by Special Olympics certified coaches.
The athletes are recognized during an Annual Awards Banquet that was held on April 17, 2016. Most improved athlete awards are given for male and female athletes in volleyball, softball, aquatics, basketball, track and field, long distance running/walking, bocce and bowling. Recognition is also given to most improved participants in the Young Athletes program. In addition, two awards are given for overall sportsmanship and are named in honor of Vincent Gentile and Monica Silva, two original athletes of the program.
AMBUCS Conshohocken President Peter Moore and Special Athlete Program Coordinator Vince Flocco are instrumental in the continued success of the Special Athlete Program.