District of Columbia

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. 

District of Columbia Contact Info

900 2nd Street N.E., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

+1 (202) 408-2640

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    14
    University of Maryland Beauty & the Beast
    Feb 14, 2016
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    College Park
    Maryland
    University of Maryland Beauty & the Beast

    Join the University of Maryland Gymnastics and Wrestling programs for the second annual Beauty and the Beast event on Sunday, February 14th at 2:00pm! The GymTerps will be taking on Big Ten rival Rutgers at the XFINITY Center as the Terps Wrestling team will be dueling George Mason at the same time, on the same floor! To honor the hard work of DC Special Olympics athletes, all members of DC Special Olympics can RSVP and participate in team introductions with the Terps! Admission is FREE! RSVP below.

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    Contact: Devin Rote
    Email: drote@terpmail.umd.edu
    Phone: 301-502-3884

    Feb 14, 2016
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    XFINITY Center
    8500 Paint Branch Drive
    College Park, Maryland
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    19
    Special Olympics DC-Power Lunch Plunge
    Feb 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Special Olympics DC-Power Lunch Plunge

    Be one of only 375 people who will be able to “take the plunge” in the heart of the District on the lawn at the historic Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square! Every Power Lunch Plunger will receive a commemorative and unique Polar Plunge keepsake. **Individuals must raise a minimum $1,000.**Teams must raise a minimum of $2,500. NOTE: Individuals or teams who fail to meet the minimum by February 17th will be moved to one of the other 2016 D.C. Polar Plunge dates/locations of your choice. With the rest of the plunges occurring after this date, those who don’t make their goal have 3 different dates to choose from.

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    Feb 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square
    801 K Street, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    25
    Cool Schools Polar Plunge
    Feb 25, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Cool Schools Polar Plunge

    Special Olympics D.C. needs high school students like you to help raise funds for essential sports programs which promote inclusion and acceptance. You can do your part by taking the Plunge! Every Plunger who raises $50 will receive a commemorative Plunge shirt. Participants under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian signature on a consent form.

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolymicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    Feb 25, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Catholic University of America
    Cardinal Stadium, 3606 John McCormack Drive, NE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    28
    2016 D.C. Polar Plunge
    Feb 28, 2016
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    2016 D.C. Polar Plunge

    The Special Olympics D.C. Polar Plunge brings together children and adults who are interested in two things: raising money to support the athletes of Special Olympics D.C. and having fun doing something wild! In its 3rd year, the D.C. Polar Plunge has generated $200,000 annually and is becoming the cool thing to do to support the nearly 1,600 athletes of Special Olympics D.C. Take the Plunge and Make a Difference!

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    Feb 28, 2016
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University of America
    3606 John McCormack Drive NE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    28
    University Plunge
    Feb 28, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
     
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    University Plunge

    Special Olympics D.C. needs university students like you to help raise funds for essential sports programs which promote inclusion and acceptance. You can do your part by taking the Plunge! Every Plunger who raises $50 will receive a commemorative Plunge shirt. Participants under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian signature on a consent form.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    Feb 28, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
     
    Catholic University of America
    Cardinal Stadium 3606 John McCormack Drive NE
    Washington , District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
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