Special Olympics Coaching Applications Available for 2013
The 2013 Special Olympics Sports Camp is scheduled to be held at the Antiochian Village August 9-17, 2013. This ministry is sponsored by the North American Council of Teen SOYO, and is the second longest running program of Special Olympics Pennsylvania, serving approximately 175 campers each season. It is the premier SOYO outreach program, now in its 32st year of service. Each year SOYO teens raise the funds on Special Olympics Awareness Day (in 2012 over $50,000 was raised), along with an $8,000 annual contribution from the Order of St. Ignatius.
In addition to the funds raised, SOYO teens provide at least half the coaching staff, and many former teens who are now adults come on staff as adult leaders. With this in mind, The Very Rev. Dr. Joseph Purpura, chair of the Department of Youth Ministry, has announced that the 2013 SOYO Special Olympic Coaches Application is now available for those youth who are interested in working at the Sports Camp. More information about this opportunity is available on the SOYO website.