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..
This class is for new Special Olympics coaches or those with Special Olympics certifications in other sports. Classes will be held at the West Chester University Graham Natatorium and the Sturzebecker Health Sciences Bldg. in Room 301B.
What The Class Entails:
General overview of the Coaching Program
Coaching Special Olympics Athletes: Requirements
SWIM skills and safety
Pool: Cue words and Swim strokes
Only for those who are not certified in other sports: Intro to Intellectual Disability and Autism; Coaching Special Olympians
Download, complete and return a registration by March 21st.
Tennis Information has been added to the Sports Calendar.
Join us on Sunday, August 6th to watch the Fightin’ Phils vs. Akron Rubber Ducks. The park opens at 1PM and game time is 2:05PM. Enjoy a special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic.
Limited tickets are $10 and open to Special Olympic Athletes and Family Members.
The FirstEnergy Stadium is located at 1900 Centre Ave, Reading, PA. No food or drink may be brought into the stadium.
Tickets must be paid in full. Last day to reserve seats, if available is June 19, 2017. 30 seats have been reserved in Section 6 (slightly down 3rd base line, just left of home plate). Some seats are in the shade. Please specify if you have a preference and will try to accommodate (first come first serve). There is a possibility of adding more seats if necessary, but no guarantee.
Questions call Coach Sally Kinsey – 610-383-7856
Pay in cash or check made payable to Chester County Special Olympics. Mail to:
858 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320