District of Columbia

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. 

District of Columbia Contact Info

900 2nd Street N.E., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

+1 (202) 408-2640

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Upcoming Events

  • févr.
    19
    Special Olympics DC-Power Lunch Plunge
    févr. 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Special Olympics DC-Power Lunch Plunge

    Be one of only 375 people who will be able to “take the plunge” in the heart of the District on the lawn at the historic Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square! Every Power Lunch Plunger will receive a commemorative and unique Polar Plunge keepsake. **Individuals must raise a minimum $1,000.**Teams must raise a minimum of $2,500. NOTE: Individuals or teams who fail to meet the minimum by February 17th will be moved to one of the other 2016 D.C. Polar Plunge dates/locations of your choice. With the rest of the plunges occurring after this date, those who don’t make their goal have 3 different dates to choose from.

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    févr. 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square
    801 K Street, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • févr.
    21
    Winter Sports Classic -- Unified Bowling League Championship
    févr. 21, 2016 - févr. 21, 2016
     
    Hyattsville
    Maryland
    Winter Sports Classic -- Unified Bowling League Championship

    Over 100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners will participate in this event on Saturday February 21st at AMF Capital Plaza.

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    févr. 21, 2016 - févr. 21, 2016
     
    AMF Capital Plaza Lanes
    4601 Coopers Lane
    Hyattsville, Maryland
    UNITED STATES
  • févr.
    25
    Cool Schools Polar Plunge
    févr. 25, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Cool Schools Polar Plunge

    Special Olympics D.C. needs high school students like you to help raise funds for essential sports programs which promote inclusion and acceptance. You can do your part by taking the Plunge! Every Plunger who raises $50 will receive a commemorative Plunge shirt. Participants under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian signature on a consent form.

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolymicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    févr. 25, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Catholic University of America
    Cardinal Stadium, 3606 John McCormack Drive, NE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • févr.
    27
    Winter Sports Classic -- Basketball Individual Skills Competition & MATP
    févr. 27, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Washington DC
    District of Columbia
    Winter Sports Classic -- Basketball Individual Skills Competition & MATP

    60+ Special Olympics athletes will compete in Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting skills competitions. Lower ability Special Olympics athletes will demonstrate their basketball-specific skills in the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).

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    févr. 27, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Howard University – Burr Gymnasium
    2400 6th Street, NW
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • févr.
    28
    2016 D.C. Polar Plunge
    févr. 28, 2016
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    2016 D.C. Polar Plunge

    The Special Olympics D.C. Polar Plunge brings together children and adults who are interested in two things: raising money to support the athletes of Special Olympics D.C. and having fun doing something wild! In its 3rd year, the D.C. Polar Plunge has generated $200,000 annually and is becoming the cool thing to do to support the nearly 1,600 athletes of Special Olympics D.C. Take the Plunge and Make a Difference!

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    févr. 28, 2016
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cardinal Stadium at Catholic University of America
    3606 John McCormack Drive NE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • févr.
    28
    University Plunge
    févr. 28, 2016 - févr. 28, 2016
     
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    University Plunge

    Special Olympics D.C. needs university students like you to help raise funds for essential sports programs which promote inclusion and acceptance. You can do your part by taking the Plunge! Every Plunger who raises $50 will receive a commemorative Plunge shirt. Participants under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian signature on a consent form.

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    Contact: Kraig Makohus
    Email: kmakohus@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    févr. 28, 2016 - févr. 28, 2016
     
    Catholic University of America
    Cardinal Stadium 3606 John McCormack Drive NE
    Washington , District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • mars
    01
    Winter Sports Classic -- Speed Skating
    mars 01, 2016 - mars 01, 2016
     
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Winter Sports Classic -- Speed Skating

    Over 60 Special Olympics athletes will compete in races ranging from the 30 meter sled to the 555 meters. Volunteers from Team RWB will help with this event.

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    mars 01, 2016 - mars 01, 2016
     
    Fort Dupont Ice Arena
    3779 Ely Place, SE
    Washington , District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
  • mars
    02
    Winter Sports Classic -- Bowling Championships
    mars 02, 2016 - mars 03, 2016
     
    Hyattsville
    Maryland
    Winter Sports Classic -- Bowling Championships

    Over 200 Special Olympics athletes will compete each day. They will bowl a total of three games over two days of competition. U.S. Armed forces volunteers will support this event. Adults Bowling: Wednesday, February 24 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm --- First Round – Two Games; Wednesday, March 2 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm --- Final Round – One Game and Awards; Youth Bowling: Thursday, February 25 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm --- First Round – Two Games; Thursday, March 3 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm --- Final Round – One Game and Awards

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    mars 02, 2016 - mars 03, 2016
     
    AMF Capital Plaza Lanes
    4601 Coopers Lane
    Hyattsville, Maryland
    UNITED STATES
  • mars
    08
    Winter Sports Classic -- Unified Basketball League Championship Tournament
    mars 08, 2016 - mars 10, 2016
     
    Washington DC
    DC
    Winter Sports Classic -- Unified Basketball League Championship Tournament

    Join us as 12 Unified Basketball Teams will compete in two divisions, East and West. East Division Championships: Tuesday, March 8 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm; West Division Championships: Thursday, March 10 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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    mars 08, 2016 - mars 10, 2016
     
    Howard University -- Burr Gymnasium
    2400 6th St NW.
    Washington DC, DC
    UNITED STATES
  • mars
    18
    Winter Sports Classic -- Youth Bocce Championship
    mars 18, 2016
    10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    Winter Sports Classic -- Youth Bocce Championship

    Join us on March 18th at Catholic University's DuFour Center in Washington, DC as over 40 Special Olympics DC athletes will compete and show their skill in bocce competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

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    mars 18, 2016
    10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Catholic University - DuFour Center
    3606 John McCormak Road
    Washington, District of Columbia
    UNITED STATES
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