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U.S. Naval Academy to Host Special Olympics

  POSTED ON: Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:26 AM by

#030-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy will host the annual Maryland Special Olympics competition on Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Ingram Track.

The event is a collaboration between the Naval Academy Midshipmen Action Group, the Annapolis Jaycees and Maryland Special Olympics.

The day is devoted to track and field events and Special Olympians. Those who earn qualifying times will go on to the next level of competition at other venues statewide.

“The Midshipman Action Group continues to support the Naval Academy-hosted Special Olympics track and field events this Sunday with enthusiasm and anticipation of a great competition day for our Special Olympians and their families,” said Naval Academy Community Relations Director Miriam Stanicic.

Approximately 350 midshipmen will volunteer at this weekend’s Special Olympics event.

MAG was established in 1992 as a community relations program organized and maintained by the Brigade of Midshipmen and offers a variety of educational, environmental and social service volunteer projects. These projects are coordinated with community partners from the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas and national partners. MAG has already accrued approximately 26,000 hours of community service in the 2014-2015 academic year. MAG prepares midshipmen for future service by encouraging peer leadership, teamwork, selflessness and goodwill towards others.  

For more information about MAG, visit For more information about the Maryland Special Olympics, please visit: or contact Gregg Meade at

For more information about the Naval Academy and other midshipmen activities, visit or our Facebook page at


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