Let me win; but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

-Special Olympics Oath

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Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County (SOBA) is a nonprofit organization* dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. In existence since the late 70’s, Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 16 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. (*Special Olympics is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). EIN: 23-7089144)

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Are you interested in participating in an upcoming or existing sport with Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County? Join a team or participate in a sport individually.
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Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County would not exist without the many volunteers who commit their time and energy to the programs and volunteers of SOMDBA.
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By making a donation today, you are making it possible for us to continue to run and provide 16 sports programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Baltimore County.
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2015 Fall Sports Athlete Registration

Registration for Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County fall sports is now open for Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Ten Pin Bowling, and Flag Football.

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The Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County Ten Pin Bowling team is in need of volunteers to assist with practices and competitions. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Coach Jaclyn Rodriguez at jaclynnicole@icloud.com.