Employees from the State College office joined Special Olympics Pennsylvania and volunteered during this year Summer Games by assisting in the basketball competition. It takes about 2,000 volunteers to make the Summer Games happen. Duties range from making 3,800 dormitory beds for athletes and coaches to carrying tables and chairs to score-keeping and time-keeping areas.
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the year, Summer Games features three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers.