Special Olympics- Charles County

Special Olympics Maryland and the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in a joint partnership offer a year-round program for athletic conditioning, training, and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are at least eight years of age. There is no maximum age limit. All Special Olympics sports activities are free of charge to athletes. Currently, Special Olympics Charles County offers a chance to compete in ten Olympic-style sports annually. Online registration is available and required to participate in Special Olympics Sports.


Join our email list by sending an email to SO_CC@verizon.net. For more information, please call George Hoehl at 301-599-0307 or Pat Sharar at 301-932-8196.

Registration and Updated Medicals

All athletes and unified partners must register before training. Register before the deadline to enable verification of paperwork. No registrations will be accepted for bowling or golf after Sep. 14.
The policy of Special Olympics MD is that ALL medical/volunteer applications must be updated every three years. This is required before a participant can attend training. To determine your status, please call 301-932-8196. Coaches will enforce this policy.
View the Athlete Medical Form here. All 5 pages must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Mail completed forms to:

Special Olympics Maryland - Charles County
Mrs. Patricia Sharar
2382 Paddington Court
Waldorf, MD 20602

Volunteers and Coaches Needed

Volunteers are an important part of the Special Olympics program. Please consider volunteering your time with this worthwhile program. Details: 301-599-0307.
Coaches must be 18 or older and are subject to a criminal background investigation. Training is offered. Details ghoehl@hotmail.com.
View the Volunteer Application Form here
Volunteer's are asked to complete the Protective Behaviors Training. Take the quiz at the end of the presentation and insure that you hit submit so that you and Special Olympics Maryland receive notification of your successful completion.  Please print the email and include it with your application.

Mail completed forms to:

Special Olympics Maryland - Charles County
Mrs. Patricia Sharar
2382 Paddington Court
Waldorf, MD 20602

Unified Sports
Unified Sports® is a unique opportunity for traditional Special Olympics athletes and partners (without intellectual disabilities, with similar ability levels) to train and compete as a team against other Unified Sports teams in basketball, bocce, ten-pin bowling, and golf.

SPORTS Training: Golf
Unified® Doubles and Skill Golfers to compete in Special Olympics state Golf Tournament on Dec. 3. All skill levels welcome. Regional Tournament Nov. 12.
Basketball 5 v 5
Improve your basketball skills. Age 8+
  Location Day Dates Time  
  Gwynn Center Tu Dec 5-Apr 3 6:00 p.m. Register
Ten Pin Bowling at AMF Lanes
Traditional and Unified® bowling practice for the Special Olympics MD competition. All skill levels welcome. Age 8+
  Fee Day Dates Time  
  $66 Su Jan 7 - Feb 25 9:00-11:30 a.m. Register
Winter Sports
Athletes and Unified® Partners are invited to train in winter sports. All volunteer or athlete applications must be updated prior to Sep. 7. Age 8+
Sport Location Day Dates Times  
Alpine Skiing FB Gwynn Th Dec 7 - Mar 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register
Snowshoeing FB Gwynn Th Dec 7- Mar 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register


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