Special Olympics Maryland – Allegany County


The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Children 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. Through their sports and events, our athletes exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents but “their voices” as well.

Management Team

Name Role Email
Dottie Turner Area Director dottie21532@gmail.com
Dave & Sheena Buskirk Asst. Area Directors dpbusrkirk0@gmail.com | smbuskirk0@gmail.com

Become an Athlete

If you would like to register as a Special Olympics Athlete, please complete our Athlete Registration Packet and submit to Dottie Turner (dottie21532@gmail.com).

Registration for specific sports and teams are announced prior to each season. Please contact Dave or Sheena Buskirk (dpbuskrirk0@gmail.com or smbuskirk0@gmail.com) for more information.


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Athletics (Track and Field)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling (Duck and 10-pin)
  • Flag Football
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Become a Volunteer

Special Olympics Maryland – Allegany County is made possible by the time and energy of committed volunteers, and we are always looking for new individuals to join our team! Volunteers can serve as: Coaches, Sport Volunteers, Management Team Members, Fundraising Committee Members, Photographers, or any other meaningful role to our organization.

To volunteer, please complete the following:

  1. Volunteer Application and send to Dave or Sheena Buskirk (dpbuskrirk0@gmail.com or smbuskirk0@gmail.com)
  2. Protective Behaviors Training

For more volunteer opportunities, please visit http://allegany.somd.volunteerhub.com/