Special Olympics Maryland – Lower Shore (SOLS)

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About

Welcome to the Lower Shore Special Olympics Website. Our Special Olympics program is a year-round sports program for Lower Shore children and adults with opportunities to grow for everyone!

*Special Olympics Maryland is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). EIN: 23-7089144

pageChildren and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but “their voices” as well.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Values

The following six values guide all decisions and actions taken by Directory, 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 athletes are given the OPPORTUNITY to excel.
  • Quality – Opportunity occurs through QUALITY sports training and Olympic-type competition.
  • Sportsmanship – We follow the rules of the game by demonstrating good SPORTSMANSHIP and fairness for all.

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Contact Us

Name Role Phone Email
Nate Garland Chief Program Officer ngarland@somd.org

 

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