Welcome to Special Olympics Maryland, Prince Georges. SOMDPG offers a large and varied program for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. We also have a strong unified program.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for citizens with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The vision of Special Olympics Maryland is to help bring Special Olympics athletes into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.
The following six values guide all decisions and actions taken by Directory, volunteers, and athletes.
Please select Prince George’s County from the drop-down menu next to
Our main fundraiser for the year is our annual Inspiration Walk. Funds raised from this event pay for athlete uniforms, practice venues, and competitions. Please join us at the University of Maryland College Park on April 8.
Please use the link at
Athlete Medical Form to download it.
Due to insurance and liability issues, no athlete will be allowed to attend practice without a completed, valid Medical. Even if one is already on file, please bring a hard copy to the Spring Sports Parent Meeting. The coach must have these by the first practice.
Bocce qualifier April 30
Spring Games May 4
Syd Lea is an athlete from Carroll County that wanted to give something back to Special Olympics. So he sat down with his mom and asked her what he could do. They came up with the idea to give a little something back every month. So Syd is donating one hour of his pay every month to Special Olympics Maryland in Carroll County. For Syd, that’s $11.41.
Syd’s friend Christine, who is an athlete in Howard County, heard about what Syd is doing and has decided she will make a monthly donation to Special Olympics Maryland in Howard County. If Syd can do it, so can she. For Christine, that’s $8.25 month.
So that’s the challenge. Consider giving something back every month to Special Olympics Maryland. You can choose to have it go to athletes in your county program, or you can support athletes and initiatives across the state of Maryland. It’s up to you.
Contact information for coaches, athletes, volunteers & general info.
|Karen Reznek||Aquatics||Karen Reznek|
|Ellen Fineran||Athletics||Ellen Fineran|
|Kim Mingo||Basketball||Kim Mingo|
|Dr. Loretta Cutright||Bocce||Loretta Cutright|
|Chris Davidson||Cycling||Chris Davidson|
|Chris Militello||Cycling||Chris Militello|
|Alyssa James||Golf||Alyssa James|
|Krysten Eshelman-Sneade||Power Lifting||Krysten Eshelman-Sneade|
|Valerie Ogoh||Soccer||Valerie Ogoh|
|Wayne Myrga||Softball||Wayne Myrga|
|Kathy Chittams||Ten Pin Bowling||Kathy Chittams|
|Doris Tucker||Volunteers||Doris Tucker|
*We also have email lists for each sport. Please contact the coach or Karen Reznek if you wish to be added to one or more of the lists.
Practice begins Saturday, March 18
Bowie High Track
e-mail Ellen Fineran at Ellen Fineran for more information
Practice begins March 8
Margaret Brent Regional School
e-mail Loretta Cutright for more information
e-mail Chris Davidson for more information
e-mail Krysten Eshelman-Sneade for more information