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.
Tennis! Our tennis program going strong once again. Follow over to their FB page for the Eastern Sectionals photo album. #SOMCTennis #SpecialOlympics #Tenn
Thank you to all our 19th Annual Golf Classic donors who are helping our athletes with their financial support. The Classic was a tremendous success bringing 40% of our annual budget of $150,000. Go to our 20th Annual Golf Classic page for exciting news for 2016.
Join in the parade of supporters! It takes money to keep our programs going. Because we provide our programs at no cost to athletes we rely on friends like Max for support. Max is a high school volunteer helping at soccer and floor hockey. Here he is with Coach Jill and athlete Eric at practice. He presented a $820 donation to SOMC that he personally raised (hint - bake sales do work!). Thank you Max!
Attention all volunteers. Everyone has to be up to date with required training. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· 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 email@example.com.
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