Special Olympics Maryland – Baltimore City Public Schools

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Special Olympics Maryland – Baltimore City provides a year-round training and competitive sports program for Baltimore City children with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related developmental disabilities. Currently over 40 public and special needs schools participate throughout the school year. Eligible athletes are all children at least eight years old, with intellectual disabilities, a cognitive delay, or a closely related developmental disability. Children ages six and seven may participate in Special Olympics training but may not compete in tournaments or Spring Games.

Our current programming for Baltimore City Schools:

Bowling:

  • Session 1 October – December
    • Monday or Friday mornings; 10:00 – noon
    • AMF Dundalk Lanes (Elem/Mid – Duck Pins; High School – Ten Pins)
    • 6 weekly practices leading up to tournament; athletes must attend minimum of 4 practices to be eligible for tournament
  • Session 2 January – March
    • Monday or Friday mornings; 10:00 – noon
    • AMF Dundalk Lanes (Elem/Mid – Duck Pins; High School – Ten Pins)
    • 6 weekly practices leading up to tournament; athletes must attend minimum of 4 practices to be eligible for tournament

Speed Skating:

 

  • Session 1 January 15th – February 19th
    • Wednesday mornings; 10:30 – noon
    • Dominic “Mimi” Dipietro Family Skating Center – Patterson Park
    • 4 weekly practices leading up to tournament; athletes must attend minimum of 3 practices to be eligible for tournament

Athletics (Track & Field):

  • Time Trials
    • 3/25 – 3/26 (rain date 3/31)
    • Dunbar High School
    • mandatory participation in order to advance to Spring Games
  • Spring Games
    • Tentative dates: either 4/29 – 5/1 or 5/5, 5/7, 5/8
    • Poly Western

Tentative:

  • Swimming and Winter Sports (Alpine Skiing & Snowshoeing) – to be determined

To read the Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Family Members codes of conduct click Codes of Conduct

Special Olympics Enrollment Forms:

Athlete Medical Form

Emergency Care Refusal Form

  • This special form is only required if the athlete or family does not consent to the athlete receiving emergency medical care or does not consent to blood transfusions in the event of an emergency (i.e., checks off either box related to this on the waiver form). This completed form must be submitted along with the medical form in order for the medical to be processed.

Volunteer

Volunteer Application

Student-Minor Reference Form

Protective Behavior Training

Coaches Concussion Training

Polar Bear Plunge

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