Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Deep Creek Dunk for Special Olympics

Do the Dunk at the 11th annual Deep Creek Dunk on Saturday, February 27!
Come on out and “Do the Dunk” alongside the rare breed of thousands of Maryland Dunkers who dare to bare it all each year for the 10,000 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland! For just $50 in pledges, Dunk participants take a quick dip in Deep Creek Lake behind Uno’s Bar and Grill to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland, the state’s largest year round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The event is free to spectators, and Dunkers receive the commemorative sweatshirt, group color photo, and the great feeling of freezing your “fur” off for a truly worthy cause! Registration is at noon and the Dunk is at 2 pm, so bring your friends and family and dunk for the Maryland Special Olympics athletes. Long & Foster is proud to be the Official Lodging Sponsor of the Dunk. To register online, please visit

The Maryland Special Olympics Winter Games begin on February 28 and run through the March 2 at Wisp Resort. Athletes from counties all over the state eight years of age and older with mental retardation and closely related developmental disabilities participate in events such as snow shoeing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and more.

The mission of Special Olympics 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.