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Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle. Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey, SO PA Athlete Lisa Robinson (Soccer), Team PA Head of Delegation and SOPA Senior Competition Director Gina Reid, SOPA Athlete Patrick O’Connor (Bowling), Senator Dinniman, and ; Chester County Local Program Manager Angie Robinson.

State Senator Andrew Dinniman recently presented Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes, representing Team PA during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington from July 1st-6th, with the Pennsylvania state flag.  The flag will be carried by members of Team PA during Opening Ceremonies for the USA Games on July 1st. The flag presentation took place at Dinniman’s District Office in West Chester, PA on Thursday, June 7th.  Dinniman said in a written statement: “The Special Olympics of Pennsylvania began right here in West Chester in 1970 at West Chester University. And so that legacy of inclusion in athletic competition continues today, nearly 50 years later.” For a complete list of PA USA Games athletes and to learn more about Team PA visit http://specialolympicspa.org/sports-competitions/competitions/usa-games.