bocceThere are many ways you can get involved with Special Olympics Maryland. You can volunteer, you can donate and you can also compete as a Unified teammate. Your support helps to transform the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities along with their families, friends and supporters while building interactive inclusive communities of dignity and respect.


Did you know that an athlete does not pay to participate in Special Olympics? But there is a cost, and your donation can help to cover the fees for training and competition.



Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of its volunteers. As a grass-roots organization, Special Olympics relies on volunteers at all levels of the movement to ensure that every athlete is offered a quality sports training and competition experience.

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We offer athletes the opportunity to choose from 27 sports and 3 sport seasons. Every county in Maryland offers opportunities for training and competition.

If you know of someone who would be interested in joining the program or if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Unified partner, please click here for more information.