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Special Olympics Maryland’s Values

The following six values guide all decisions and actions taken by staff, volunteers and athletes.

  • Community: We attempt to connect our athletes with their local COMMUNITY as much as possible. We use community facilities; we generate local publicity, and we portray the athletes and their families as local heroes. Connections and bridges are formed.
  • Friendships: We encourage FRIENDSHIPS among athletes and families throughout Special Olympics. We also encourage friendships with athletes without disabilities through their commonality of sport. The goal is friendships for life.
  • Integrity: Athletes develop INTEGRITY by doing the “right thing”.
  • Opportunity: All Special Olympics stakeholders are given the OPPORTUNITY to excel.
  • Quality: in all we do.
  • Sportsmanship: We follow the rules of the game by demonstrating good SPORTSMANSHIP and fairness for all.

Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath

“Let me win; but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”