Special Announcement:

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) has made the decision to suspend all trainings,  competitions, and athlete related activities until March 31, 2020. At that time the situation will be re-assessed. Lebanon County must follow all procedures and policies set forth by SOPA. Therefore all trainings, competitions, and athlete activities will be canceled that were to occur between now and March 31st. SOPA made this decision due to the developments of the COVID-19 virus, including one case tied to a US Special Olympic athlete, and the heighten risk of those with intellectual disabilities. Please know we cannot change this decision and it's with heavy heart we make this announcement. Our dinner auction will be held Saturday, March 14th as this is not an athlete event.

About Us


Our Mission


 Lebanon County Special Olympic's mission is to provide year-round training and competition in Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities providing them physical fitness, joy, and a sense of community. We are 100% volunteer run and receives no assistance from federal, state, or local programs. We provide these services for free to athletes and their families.   


Year-Round Sports Training


Did you know Special Olympics provides year-round training divided into three seasons?  Below are the sports by season and typical training duration. Each sport has a 6-8 week training period, followed by some type of sectional or competition opportunity that may be available.

Spring/Summer Season 
Aquatics, Athletics, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Gymnastics, Bowling (Competitive), Softball
Fall Season
Soccer, Volleyball, Bocce, Long Distance Walk/Run, Powerlifting (starts in spring and runs through fall season)

Winter Season
Floor Hockey, Bowling (Non-Competition), Snow Shoe