The mission of Special Olympics 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.

Chester County Special Olympics currently offers training in 16 Olympic sports, serving over 400 local athletes at various training sites throughout the county.

Special Olympics would not exist today – and could not have been created – without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers.Volunteers are the backbone of Chester County Special Olympics. They serve as coaches, trainers,fundraisers,donors and event supporters. Special Olympic athletes and volunteers share a rich relationship while striving for their dreams..


17th Annual Valor Bowl – May 28th, West Chester University

The Valor Bowl is an all-star game showcasing the best senior football players from Chester County high schools. It is the largest fund raising event supporting Chester County Special Olympics. The Valor Bowl is a great opportunity to support Special Olympics while seeing very talented Chester County athletes play high level football. This year’s game promises to be another exciting and memorable evening.


Special Olympics athletes must register by sending an email to Gwen VanSciver at groovytomato@monumentmanagement.net. Please include any requests for a specific player the athlete would like to be announced with. Pairings will be done in order of request. Athletes with no preference will be paired with an available player.


Registered athletes are invited to practice fun drills in groups with the football players. It is a very nice evening.

When: Tuesday, May 26th, arrive at 6PM
Where: Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Avenue, West Chester


Registered athletes will be paired with a football player and be on the field for pre-game activities. Athletes and players will be announced before the start of the game.

When: Thursday, May 28th, arrive at 6PM
Where: West Chester Univ., Farrell Stadium, 875 S. New Street, West Chester

If you want to help in raising funds for the Valor Bowl by selling ads for the brochure, you can find information regarding this at the web site valorbowl.org

Visit valorbowl.org to learn more about the game