"Let me WIN. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Special Olympics Oath
Welcome to the Calvert County Special Olympics Website. Our Special Olympics program is a year-round sports program for Calvert County children and adults with opportunities to grow for everyone!
Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for citizens with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Our vision is to help bring Special Olympics athletes into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.
The following six values guide all decisions and actions taken by Directors, volunteers, and athletes.
We attempt to connect our athletes with their local COMMUNITY as much as possible. We use community facilities, we generate local publicity, and we portray the athletes and their families as local heroes. Connections and bridges are formed.
We encourage FRIENDSHIPS among athletes and families throughout Special Olympics. We also encourage friendships with athletes without disabilities through their commonality of sport. The goal is friendships for life.
Athletes develop INTEGRITY by doing the right thing.
All Special Olympics athletes are given the OPPORTUNITY to excel.
Opportunity occurs through QUALITY sports training and Olympic-type competition.
We follow the rules of the game by demonstrating good SPORTSMANSHIP and fairness for all.