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#018-16 U.S. Naval Academy to Host Special Olympics

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:11 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Media wishing to cover this event should contact the USNA Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 no later than noon, Friday, April 22.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy will host the annual Maryland Special Olympics competition on Sunday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Ingram Track.

The event is a collaboration between the Naval Academy Midshipman 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, as well as national partners. MAG prepares midshipmen for future service by developing community leaders through the stewardship of our neighborhoods, peer leadership, teamwork, project management and engagement with diverse populations throughout the area.

For more information about MAG, visit www.usna.edu/MAG. For more information about the Maryland Special Olympics, please visit: www.somd.org or contact Gregg Meade at greggmeade@verizon.net.

For more information about the Naval Academy and other midshipmen activities, visit www.usna.edu or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.


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