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Special Olympics Maryland Facts

A great way to solicit donations is to include information about where your donors’ money is going! Every dollar raised from the Polar Bear Plunge directly supports the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. See below for some data points that you can use in your fundraising campaigns:

  • “Special Olympics Maryland” is the official name of our organization. Not “Special Olympics of Maryland”, “the Special Olympics of Maryland”, or “Maryland Special Olympics”
  • 6,102 athletes train & compete in Maryland
  • Special Olympics Maryland offers 17 sports year-round
  • All SOMD athletes compete free of charge
  • It costs $250 for an athlete to compete in one sport for one season
  • It costs $125 for an athlete to virtually compete in one sport for one season
  • You can learn more about what our atheltes are up to by going to virtualsomd.com