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  • 1.General FAQ
  • What is SOMO that I keep seeing on the pages?

    SOMO is short for Special Olmpics Montgomery.




  • 2.Athlete FAQ
  • Is there a minimum or maximum age for athletes?

    Eligible athletes are all children and adults, at least eight-years-old, with an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay, or a closely related developmental disability. There is no maximum age limit.Children ages six and seven may participate in Special Olympics training, but may not compete. SOMO is developing a YAP ( Young Athletes Program) component for each sport season for children age 5-6-7 to give them an introduction to SOMO sports and prepare them for training and competition in our year-round Community-based sports programs. Children ages 2-4 can find out more about participation in the MCITP ( Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program) Partnership with SOMO: The DREAM TEAM.

    from www.somdmontgomery.org/wp2/athletes-are-why/

  • What is the cost to athletes?

    All Special Olympics programs are offered at no cost to our athletes.

    from www.somdmontgomery.org/wp2/athletes-are-why/

  • 3.Volunteer FAQ
  • Is there a minimum or maximum age for volunteers?

    Individual volunteers must be at least 16 years old or a freshman in high school. (A limited number of volunteer opportunities are available for younger volunteers when participating with our “Junior Sports Programs” and under adult supervision* see additional information below). Additionally, families who are new to our program are strongly encouraged to attend a volunteer orientation as well. The orientation will provide participants with a better understanding of what Special Olympics Montgomery County has to offer as well as our goals and needs.

    From: www.somdmontgomery.org/wp2/volunteer/