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..

Track Meet Rescheduled for May 25th

Due to the weather and field conditions, Friday’s track & field day event will be held May 25th. Field events will begin at 9:30AM at Coatesville HS Football Stadium. Opening ceremonies will be held at 10AM. For questions, contact Deb Phillips at 610-383-7400 or

2016 Valor Bowl – June 1st  Rustin High School

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. Rustin High School is located at 1100 Shiloh Rd., West Chester, PA. Visit www.valorbowl.org  to learn more about the game.


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.

PRACTICE DAY – May 26th at 6:15PM:

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


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.  Athletes should arrive at 6:30PM.


If you want to help in raising funds for the Valor Bowl by selling ads for the game program or purchasing one to thank your favorite coach, you can find information regarding this at the web site www.valorbowl.org under the Sponsorship tab.  You can also include action photos of your athlete in the program by purchasing one.