The 41st Annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Winter Games were held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, PA from January 28 th -30 th . Eight NCSO athletes competed in the Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom and Super G events. Training for these events began in early January at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton, PA. Each week, the NCSO ski team worked hard to improve their skills for competition. Coaches worked with athletes on turns, speed control, body placement and maneuvering through gates. At Winter Games, athletes put these skills to the test against Special Olympic athletes from across the state. Everyone tried their hardest and were “brave in their attempts.” In between competition, athletes had a lot of fun seeing a firework display, attending the victory dance and playing games at Olympic Village. At the awards ceremony, NCSO athletes were rewarded with 10 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze and 3 fourth place. Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches!
Northampton County Special Olypmics