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Special Olympics PA 2023 Summer Games Cancelled

Special Olympics Pennsylvania has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 Summer Games scheduled from June 8-10 at Penn State University due to air quality concerns. While this news is incredibly disappointing for all of us, the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, staff and partners is our top priority.

People with intellectual disabilities have higher rates of adverse health conditions and are therefore at greater risk. Based on the best information available from a variety of reputable sources, we do not believe conditions in State College would permit us to safely conduct these Games.

While canceling events is truly heartbreaking for the athletes who have trained for months – as well as for our volunteers, family, friends, staff and board – we know that our love of sport can’t compare to the importance of protecting the health and safety of all involved.


Beaver Stadium Run – Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Members of the Penn State Karate Club have participated in the every Beaver Stadium Run since it started, supporting Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

This year instead of finishing at the 50 yard line, the 5K will finish at the 34 yard line in Beaver Stadium in honour of Franco Harris. 34 was Franco’s number when he played football for Penn State.

Come join us for the Beaver Stadium Run on April 16th, Blue & White weekend. For more information visit: