Last Updated February 28, 2011 2:24 PM
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WHAT IS UNIFIED SPORTS?

Special Olympics Unified Sport is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympic athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and
competitions.

Why tell you this?

In Lebanon County we are taking the next step to offer additional chances for more athletes to move on in training and competitions on the local, regional and state levels by offering unified sports. Not all sports are eligible.

What sports apply for Lebanon?

Aquatics, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Long Distance Walk/Run, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

What does this mean to you and your athletes?

We need partners who will make the commitment to
train eight or more weeks, then move on to competition and compete with their partner to represent Lebanon County on sectional and state levels. The partners must wear the same equipment and follow the same rules as does the Special Olympics athletes. Partners will be treated no different that the
Special Olympic athletes.

How do you become involved?

They must complete a volunteer form and have a physical form filled out by
a doctor and submitted back to us.

Our coaches are taking the necessary training to be certified as a Unified coach, which means we will be
able to offer the necessary training.

Does this mean we start tomorrow??


Maybe not, but we are taking the next steps to offer as much as we can. Talk to your coach, this is at their discretion and their availability to offer this in their sports.

For more information call Gloria Root, Volunteer Coordinator, 717-272-1332 Mailbox 1.

Special Olympics Lebanon County
P.O. Box 1018
Lebanon, PA 17042
717.272.1332
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Volunteer Information

Volunteers are always needed! If you have any questions about Special Olympics and how you can participate feel free to call, mail or email us.

Position Available: Assistant Manager,
Volunteer Coordinator
Position Available: Coaches

You can also print out one of the volunteer forms below.
Complete it and mail it to:
Lebanon County Special Olympics
P.O. Box 1018
Lebanon, PA 17042


Volunteer Instructions and Application

Under 18

*If you are under 18 only the following form is required in addition to the above volunteer forms. Both forms are required.
Volunteer Form (17 & Under)

A form similar to the below file will be required of all Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Lebanon County Coaches and Athletes.
Please review, but it is not necessary to complete at this time.
Coach/Athletes Code of Conduct

Act 34 - Police Records Check
(If you have completed this process within the last 2 years, you may submit it.)

If you are a head coach, Unified Sports® Partner, or plan on traveling overnight with athletes in any capacity (e.g. competitions, presentations, special events), you MUST complete the Police Records Check (ACT 34) every two years. Send it along with the application fee to the PA State Police address listed on the form. Upon receipt of a clean record from the State Police, you will be able to chaperone athletes overnight. While only those meeting the travel/chaperone requirement are required to submit this form, all coaches and volunteers are encouraged to complete this process.

The following are positions we are currently looking to fill:
• Outreach Coordinator

• Assistant Manager
• Volunteer Coordinator

• Coaches
• Cheering Spectators
• Officials
• Coaches Assistants
• AND MORE!

Any time one can volunteer is a great asset. Thank you for all your support.