Special Olympics Montgomery County,  Pennsylvania

 An all-volunteer organization where athletes are first!

 

SOMC Figure Skaters Celebrate the Ice !!!! County Figure Skating Tournament February 12, 2017 at Philadelphia Skating Club, Ardmore PA. 

 

Thanks to our donors supporting the 2017 Eastern Polar Plunge. Our Alpine Ski Team and Track Team delegations raised over $10,000 at last count!  See our donation page if you missed this opportunity as we have many other options to support our athletes. .

Special Olympics PA night (or afternoon!) at the 76ers!  Order your tickets online with the promo code SOPA as you can see in the flyer below.   SOLD OUT!!!!! 

Rotary Volleyvall 2016 Tournament

Want to know when we have local and state tournaments?  Here you are!

Date Event Montco Contact
2/12/2017 Ice Skating Tournament Keith Gengler
2/12/2017 Ski Tournament - Spring Mountain Tim Johnson
4/9/2017 Aquatics Developmental Swim Meet at Boyertown Y Keith Schoenly
4/8/2017 Aquatics Swim Meet at Upper Dublin HS Catharine Miller
3/252017 Gymnastics - Hatboro Horsham YMCA Darlene Malone
4/1/2017 Basketball at Montgomery County Community College Fran Brett
4/8/2017 Equestrian Jeri Weitz
4/22/2017 Kiwanis Basketball Tournament -- Hatboro Horsham HS* Darlene Anderson
May Judy Voron Invitational Softball Tournament Steve Wimmell
5/20/2017 Montgomery County Invitational Track Meet Scott Otterbein
June Golf Competition Jim Hare
September Bocce Tournament Craig Eitl
Sept. 2017 Weight Lifting Tourn - Spring Valley YMCA Marilyn Lafferty
12/3/2017 Bowling - Facenda Whitaker Gerry VonBlohm
12/10/2016* Bryn Athyn Volleyball Tournament* Erin Whalen

State and Sectional:

January 29-21, 2017 Winter Games-Johnstown& Seven Springs PA Dina Casino
March 4-5, 2017 State Floor Hockey Tournament/ Wingate PA Jill Schoeniger
Mar. 11 Figure Skating State Games  
03/26/17 Eastern Bowling Sectionals. Allentown  Gerry VonBlohm
05/06/17 Eastern Spring Sectionals. Kutztown Denise Herr 
June 1-3, 2017 Summer Games - Penn State Denise Herr 
Sept/Oct 2017 Area M Fall Classic  
10/1/2017 Eastern Fall Sectionals - East Stroudsburg Denise Herr 
10/1/2017 Bocce Bash - Bloomsburg Craig Eitl
Nov. 10-12, 2017 Fall Games - Villanova Denise Herr

Did you know that all Class A volunteers’ background clearances will expire on July 1, 2016? The new Pennsylvania law goes into effect on July 1, 2016.  Therefore, all SOPA Class A volunteers must complete all new background clearances by July 1, 2016 OR before the volunteer begins their Class A role.  For example all Management Team Members and Fall Sports Coaches need to begin the process now, while Winter Sports Coaches may wait until the fall to start the new clearances. Contact the SOMC office to start your new clearances.

Attention all volunteers.  Everyone has to be up to date with required training. Send a note to specialolympicsmontco@verizon.net to check if you are current. Here are the links to the three required courses:

Protective Behaviors: http://www.specialolympics.org/protective_behaviors.aspx. This has to be completed every three years.

General Orientation: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/general-orientation   You have to take this only one time.

 

Regardless of attending a State Games or not, all coaches/volunteers are required to complete concussion training this year. If not completed, they are ineligible to coachat any tournaments in 2016.

Concussion Training:

·           National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports training course which is available at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037 . If you take this course it saves your confirmation in your account so it can be retrieved easier.

 

After you complete the Concussion Training Course, email the completion certificate with your first name last name and county in the file name, to to sportstraining@specialolympicspa.org or jtresp@specialolympicspa.org.

 

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