Our local website www.sopacc.org
Mission of Special Olympics
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and Athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for Children
and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience
joy and participate in a sharing of gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
Crawford County Special Olympics DATES TO REMEMBER:
Fall Sports Practice sign up was July 26. If you missed it Register by phone 336-5918.
Rules and regulations, future competition dates were discussed.
Volleyball started Tuesdays, August 9 - 6pm at Presbyterian Church. In good weather they will
be practicing outside. Second practice evening being sought at a school To be announced at
Long Distance Walk/Run Starts Wednesday, August 3 (3 practices in August 3, 10, 31.)
Meet at Meadville High School Track Regular practices resume Sept. 7.
Bocce Mondays, 6-7pm Started August 4 then goes to Mondays Aug 8- Begin at The Arc and
some days proceed to Playland weather permitting..
BOWLING 3 sites Meadville and Cambridge start Tuesday, September 6
Meadville 3:30-5:30pm (Plaza Lanes) - Coach Donna Davis and Cambridge 4-6pm (Lost Lanes)
- Coach Shirley Nichol
Titusville Bowling starts Thursday, September 8 4:30-5:30pm Lin Van Lanes - Coach Bonnie
Bowl a thon in October. Bowling celebration party November 15, 2011 4:30pm (Likely we will
have game or small activity for an hour before to wait till 4:30 start time.)
PLEASE REGISTER if attending any event on answering machine for each sport!! 337-
5918. A current physical must be in files to practice or compete.
Annual Track & Field Day -- Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9am
We hope to see you all there!
UPCOMING EVENTS supporting Special Olympics Crawford County
EKS Day Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day September Cathy Davis organizer.
* POLAR Plunge December 11, 2011 -- Pymatuning.Penquins lead by Cathy
Davis is participating for Crawford County to support her group email her
firstname.lastname@example.org or send sponsorship donation to Crawford County Special Olympics
PO. Box 273 Meadville, PA 16335 to her attention.
*Tentative Saturday in winter 2012 CROP A CAUSE . It is a time
to scrap book with out interruptions at home. The fee includes 4 feet
of table space, hourly door prize, and lunch. Watch for more info.
* Home and business fair Saturday, November 19, 2011 9am-4pm Sertoma Club.
CRAWFORD COUNTY Manager and MANAGEMENT TEAM Members
CONTACTS: Special Olympics P.O. Box 273 Meadville, PA 16335 (814)337-5918 leave message.
Crawford County Manager – Carol Caler email@example.com
Athlete Registration – Bonnie Lenhardt firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator - Brian Walton email@example.com
Fundraising Coordinator – Cathy Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Management team meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at The Arc
222 Chestnut Street Meadville. But it is best to call to be sure a sports practice has not changed
the day if you are a new attendee. All Coaches and management team members are
Meet the Athletes
John has been involved in Special Olympics of Crawford County since 1977. Recently
he decided to scrapbook his ribbons and medals. The sports he has done over the
years are Bowling, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field. When asked what his
favorite sport was he said “All of them.” Currently he is retired from nineteen years of
working at UCIP. He also has worked at Vallonia. A long time hobby he has is
collecting Hot Wheels. In his retirement he is not participating in Special Olympics but
he knows he can always come back!
John Hodson, Athlete
Highlighting our star fundraisers and Supporters!!
*Thank you Neil Sneeringer Motorcycle Rally
Committee for a successful rally and donation to our
*Calista Cares goal for Crawford County Special
Olympics is $15,000. So far she has given us
$11,000!!! (Since January 2007) visit her website to learn more
about her Discovery Girls Role Model photo shoot in California and
Congratulations Calista. www.CalistaCares.com
THANK YOU CALISTA !!!
*JaDE Dance group from Allegheny College – WATCH for date of Spring performance!! JaDE seeks
sponsors and donations area accepted at the door. It has always been a very nice evening of entertainment.
Every year so far the movement class from The Arc has performed. Several people from the college sing or
dance or tell a story, Local dance schools perform. Your support will make it even better!
Attention: Parents and interested caregivers if you would like to be in the email list we are trying to
generate please email Donna Johnson email@example.com Donna sends the newsletter
electronically and passes on parent information from The Arc, Parent to Parent and other resources.