EIN 23-2078543

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA)

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The mission of Special Olympics Special Olympics Pennsylvania is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Also known as...
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania
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Program areas at SOPA

Sports training and competition: despite the covid-19 pandemic, Special Olympics Pennsylvania (sopa) offered 240 traditional and unified competitions in 54 local programs with 38,000+ volunteers. Competition is offered in 21 olympic-type sports and 2 emerging sports for athletes 8 years or older. With the covid-19 pandemic, we offered a move challenge which was an 8-week movement challenge to see how many minutes of exercise participants can complete each week. Additionally, we offered the fitness heptathlon which is opportunity to train and compete in an event comprised of 7 different fitness exercises (chosen from a full menu of 26 options). All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. The Special Olympics experience fills a critical need in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and the demonstration of competence to themselves, their families and the community. Athletes learn developmental and life skills As the benefits of participation translate beyond sports, helping them to live more independent and rewarding lives. Special Olympics also provides a positive venue for families, volunteers, and donors to become part of a caring community, and to become involved in the movement.
Special Olympics is the world's largest public health organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (id), providing access to free health services for a population with significant, unmet health needs. We have a diabetes initiative in partnership with the Pennsylvania department of health that aims to reach athletes who may be at risk for or have diabetes. This program refers athletes to a 'diabetes self-management education and support' site within their community to facilitate further assessment and provide resources to support optimal health management. Data collected by the move challenge and fitness heptathlon, including height and weight/ bmi and blood pressure is evaluated and then determined if athlete is at risk or has diabetes. If athlete falls under category of at risk or diabetic, a referral to a dsme site follows.
Special Olympics unified sports creates an opportunity for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to train and compete together As teammates. In 2020 sopa hosted 206 unified competitions. Interscholastic unified sports is a school-based unified sports program where students with and without intellectual disabilities are combined for school activities, youth leadership programs, and athletic competitions. At completion of the 2019-2020 school year, sopa was in 190 schools. Sopa's goal was to expand to at least 180 schools by the end of 2020.

Who funds Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$1,238,990
Wawa FoundationTo Support the Foundation Program Initiatives$200,148
Families Behind the Badge Children's FOUNDATIONRecreation$50,000
...and 63 more grants received totalling $1,816,682

Personnel at SOPA

Matthew B AaronPresident and Chief Executive Officer$200,394
Dan ReardonChief Financial Officer
Tim KerrihardChief Development Officer$103,981
Clare K. WalshMiller, Chief Program Officer
Nate GarlandChief Mission Officer
...and 46 more key personnel

Financials for SOPA

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,132,411
Program services$32,318
Investment income and dividends$127,718
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-42,324
Net income from fundraising events$-394,225
Net income from gaming activities$22,439
Net income from sales of inventory$-5,242
Miscellaneous revenues$823
Total revenues$6,873,918

Form 990s for SOPA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-10990View PDF
2019-122021-02-17990View PDF
2018-122020-01-13990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-10-11990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like SOPA

Special Olympics WisconsinMadison, WI$6,749,118
Special Olympics FloridaClermont, FL$10,670,855
Special Olympics MarylandBaltimore, MD$4,623,239
Special Olympics GeorgiaNorcross, GA$4,133,165
Special Olympics Southern CaliforniaLong Beach, CA$8,115,593
Special Olympics South CarolinaIrmo, SC$4,010,197
Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ)Goodyear, AZ$5,029,320
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI)Mount Pleasant, MI$7,694,440
Indiana Special OlympicsIndianapolis, IN$4,501,874
Higher Ground (HG)Ketchum, ID$2,937,659
Data update history
September 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $1,238,990 from Special Olympics
March 30, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 20 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Families Behind the Badge Children's FOUNDATION
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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Civic / social organizationsSports competitionsSports organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
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General information
2750 Blvd of the Generals No 124
Norristown, PA 19403
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(610) 630-9450
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N70: Amateur Sports Competitions
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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