Area P Volunteers, Athletes and Families:
Due to the rising COVID cases in our counties and the number of high risk individuals that participate in activities, the Area P Management Team decided we WILL NOT resume in person activities this winter. This was a difficult decision as we know the athletes and coaches are eager to get back to training, but we want to make sure that all of our Area P family is able to return and that we are all safe when doing so.
We will reevaluate this position again in March with the possibility of resuming Spring sports.
SOPA will be offering virtual sport specific training. In this format training and competition will be available for ALL athletes – even if you don’t typically train in the winter. This option would allow our coaches to connect with athletes to provide encouragement and training suggestions while they train at home. In addition to virtual sport specific training SOPA is offering the fitness heptathlon for athletes, teams and unified partners. The last year has created so many challenges. Maintaining our relationships is really important during times like this. We would ask that you reach out to your Special Olympics friends to check in and stay connected.
We hope you all continue to stay safe.
Changing the Game - Area P
In ancient Rome, the gladiators went into the arena with these words on their lips: let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
– Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the 1st Special Olympics (1968)