Special Olympics is not just nice – it’s necessary.

Just ask any of the 8,716 athletes who currently enjoy the life-changing benefits of participation in our free sports training and competition programs throughout the year. Studies have shown that participation in Special Olympics results in improved health and well-being, increased social skills and self-confidence, and even an increase in work skills and the ability to contribute to the community. We see those same results at every practice, qualifier and competition we host – when SOMD athletes are given the opportunity to excel, it doesn’t matter what the final score is, the end result is always a victory. We have free programs available to all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, beginning as early as age 2.

Be a fan of fun, dignity, empowerment, and strength, and get involved today!

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Coaches Resources

Whether you are a weekend-only recreational enthusiast, current or former high school or college athlete, or simply a sports junkie, there is no better way to combine a love of sports with the rewards of volunteer service than by becoming a coach for Special Olympics Maryland. If you want to make a positive difference in a fun and meaningful way, join the 2,000 other SOMD volunteers who wanted the same thing and become a coach!

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