Special Populations

Special Populations Recreational Programs

Special Populations Dances
Get into the spirit and dance the night away with your loved ones while working in some physical activity. Not sure how to dance? We'll teach you! Individuals in wheelchairs welcomed. Light refreshments served. Individuals under 16 welcomed with adult supervision. 

Resident Fee: $8 • Non-Resident: $9

  Location Day Date Time  
Age 16+ Hanson F Mar 15 6:30-8:30p Register
  Hanson F May 17 6:30-8:30p Register

Special Populations Kickball
It's kickball time! Join us at the Field of Dreams for a unified kickball league. This is an opportunity for individuals with and without disabilities to play kickball together and have a great time!

Resident Fee: $20 • Non-Resident: $25

  Location Day Dates Time  
Age 6-12 Laurel Springs M Apr 8-May 20 6:00-6:45p Register
Age 12+ Laurel Springs M Apr 8-May 20 6:45-7:30p Register

James and the Giant Peach - Port Tobacco Players
Join us and the talented cast of James and the Giant Peach at the Port Tobacco Theatre. Port Tobacco Players will be performing a sensory-friendly performance. This will include brighter house lights, a reduction in strobe lighting and surprising noises, designated quiet areas in the theater, and the ability for patrons to talk or move around during the performance. A guide to the performance will be provided as well. Everyone attending the performance must purchase a ticket. 

Tickets: $15

  Location Day Date Time  
All Ages Port Tobacco Players Sa Mar 16 3:00p Tickets

Special Olympics - Winter Sports

Winter Team
Learn to ski or use snowshoes. Ski trip to White Tail Ski Report (PA). Winter Games: Feb 26-27. 

  Location Day Dates Time  
Snowshoe Gwynn Ctr Th Until Mar 1 6:00-8:00p Register
Skiing Gwynn Ctr Th Until Mar 1 6:00-8:00p Register

Basketball 5v5
Improve your basketball skills!

Location Day Dates Time  
Gwynn Ctr Tu Until Apr 2 6:00-8:00p Register

Spring Training

  Location Day Dates Time  
Swimming North Point Sa Mar 2-Jun 1 10:00a-Noon Register
Bocce Turkey Hill Park M Mar 11-Jun 3 6:00-8:00p Register
Track & Field Thomas Stone Sa Mar 16-Jun 1 6:00-8:00p Register

Special Olympics Spring Games

  Location Day Date Time
All Ages Lackey H.S. Sa May 4 9:00a-4:00p

Charles County Youth League and Special Olympics Charles County are proud to again offer the FREE Special Olympics/Bambino Buddy Softball Division. Receive a free T-shirt and ball cap. Unified sport with CCYL helpers.

  Location Day Dates Time  
Age 8+ Laurel Springs Sa Apr 6-Jun 15 5:30-8:30p Register

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

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.

Volunteers and Coaches Needed

Volunteers are an important part of the Special Olympics program. Please consider volunteering your time with this worthwhile program. Details: 973-689-9885.
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 ensure 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.

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