Area 11 Special Olympics
About Area Eleven Special Olympics
Has served athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster counties since 1968, providing opportunities for sports training and event competition to those with intellectual disabilities. Area Eleven is a volunteer based organization and welcomes volunteers and sponsors for it's athletes.
Throughout the year, athletes train for specific sporting events under the guidance of volunteer coaches. Area Eleven participants have the opportunity to train and compete in eleven traditional and six unified (i.e. soccer and golf) sports ont he local, state, national and international levels.
Spring and Fall Games
These are held locally along with other sport-specific events such as bowling tournaments. The largest event is the Spring Games at Cherry Park where over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster counties compete in 16 track and field events. Over 1,000 volunteers are needed to assist to make the day a success.
Lisa Raye Hund and the Golf Scramble
For over 10 years running, Lisa has sponsored a hole and has played to raise money for the Area 11's Special Olympics. This years tournament was on Thursday May 21, 2015. There were over 100 golfers and plenty of food and drink! A silent auction is always held at the end to raise additional funds. This event has brought over $139,000 to Area 11's Special Olympics and Jim Elkins was recognized for his hard work making this happen year after year. See Photo's Below
Some Area 11's Athletes
Let's warm up...
Tell us the Rules....
And they are OFF!!