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About

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.

Mission

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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.

Inspiration Walk!

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 Saturday, May 11th. Register at www.pginspirationwalk.com and RSVP on Facebook!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Medicals

There is a new Medical form that must be completed for anyone whose Medical will expire before the end of their sports season. Your athlete’s Medical must be good from the start to the end of the practice season. No forms that expire before the end of the season will be accepted.

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.

Upcoming events

The 51st Annual Bob Janus Spring Games will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the M-NCPPC Sports & Learning Complex.

Come out and witness 362 Special Olympics athletes compete in our track and field meet. Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:20am.

Syd’s Challenge

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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.

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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.

Just click here to get started and make your 1st monthly donation today!

Volunteer

Events Calendar

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Contact Us

Contact information for coaches, athletes, volunteers & general info.

Name Role Email
Karen Reznek Aquatics Karen Reznek
Ellen Fineran Athletics Ellen Fineran
Delores Furman Basketball Delores Furman
VACANT Bocce
Chris Militello Cycling Chris Mititello
Patric Greene Flag Football Patric Greene
VACANT Floor Hockey
VACANT Golf
Krysten Eshelman-Sneade Power Lifting Krysten Eshelman-Sneade
VACANT Tennis
VACANT Soccer
VACANT Softball
Kathy Chittams Ten Pin Bowling Kathy Chittams
VACANT Winter Sports
Michelle Snyder Volunteers Michelle Snyder

*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.

Program Details

Athletics

Practice begins in March
Bowie High Track
1:00pm-3:00pm
e-mail Ellen Fineran at Ellen Fineran for more information

Aquatics
Practice begins in February
Fairland Aquatic Center, with optional practices at Greenbelt Aquatic Center and Prince George’s Community College when Fairland is not available.
2:00pm-4:00pm on Sundays, and 7:00-9:00 on Fridays. Practices are split, with half the swimmers coming the first hour, and half the second.
e-mail Karen Reznek for more information, and read the Swim Team FAQ
Bocce

We have a team, but no coach! Please consider volunteering.

Cycling
Cycling rides once a week, at Lake Artemesia in Berywn Heights. Two- and three-wheelers welcome.

e-mail Chris Militello for more information.

Power Lifting
The Power Lifting team is small, but mighty. Do you have it in you to bench press and dead-lift? Practices are in Bowie, late summer through October. Minimum age: 16.

e-mail Krysten Eshelman-Sneade for more information

Softball
Coach needed!

 

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