Abby-2I am excited to share the news that Special Olympics Maryland swimmer Abby Reznek (Right among athletes 2nd row) from Berwyn Heights representing Special Olympics USA won a bronze medal yesterday in the 100-Meter Backstroke with a time of 2:04:60 minutes. Click here to see a video of her competing in this event.  She also won a gold medal as part of the 4 x 100 m medley relay team. Click here to see results.

Abby, along with 5 other athletes from Maryland, are competing at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles all this week.  Tune into tonight through Friday at 7:00pm to see this coverage. Click here for more details.

In addition to training and preparing for the games, each of the athletes have been working hard to reach their goal of raising a team total of $30,000 to cover the costs to attend this once in a lifetime event. Click here to make a donation or learn more about our other five World Games Athletes (Pictured above clockwise from bottom center – Alicia Gogue, Ben Stevick, Chris Dooley, Terrel Limerick and Eddie Murphy) or to make a donation

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


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.

For more information about volunteer opportunities email us at: volunteers@somd.org


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, please click here for more information.


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.

Click here to transform a life through the power of sport.