The 2017 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 9 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout Austria.
With 2,700 athletes and 1,100 coaches representing 107 countries, along with 3,000 volunteers and an anticipated 8,000 spectators, the 2017 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Austria March 10-25, 2017 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2017!
See the most recent results of the Maryland athletes from the Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Corbin Swanger from Allegany County is Special Olympics Maryland’s Athlete of the Month.
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The 16th Annual Howard County Inspiration Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at Centennial Park in Ellicott City from 8-11am. The Walk is the primary fundraiser for Special Olympics Howard County and critical to raising funds needed to provide sports training and competitions for over 700 athletes in 20 sports programs.
Come join Poe and the Oriole Bird and the Hogettes. Warm up with LaBlast Fitness.
New this year, every athlete attending the walk will receive a surprise gift!!
As a grass-roots organization, Special Olympics relies on volunteers at all levels of the movement to ensure that every athlete is offered a quality sports training and competition experience. Click here for opportunities.
Participating high schools, colleges, and recreational leagues will conduct their own foul shooting contest to benefit Special Olympics Baltimore County. After completing the preliminary competitions, a finals competition will be held at the Gilman School on May 13, 2017. A banquet will held on September 17, 2017 at Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland to further honor the athletes and thank our Team leaders, contest winners, and sponsors.
If you make a charitable contribution from your IRA, you can satisfy your RMD amount without reporting any additional income.