U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS
POSTED ON: Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:22 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy will host the annual Special Olympics Maryland competition from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, on Ingram Track.
The event is a collaboration between the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group (MAG), the Maryland Special Olympics, and the Annapolis Jaycees.
On Saturday, Special Olympians will complete the swimming portion of the competition at the YMCA in Pasadena, Md. Sunday is devoted to track and field events at USNA. Those who earn qualifying times will go on to the next level of competition at other venues. Between 100-150 midshipmen will volunteer at this year’s event, making it the largest MAG outreach project conducted in a single weekend at the Naval Academy.
“Our community has worked diligently to stay connected, even in the face of the pandemic,” said Naval Academy Community Relations Director Miriam Stanicic. “During the height of the pandemic, the Midshipman Action Group marked both the 50th and 51st-annual Special Olympics with virtual events. This April, all at USNA are thrilled to have the Special Olympics track and field competitions back at the United States Naval Academy.”
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.