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.
positive activities. The organization has many success stories including the annual Thanksgiving dinner, which feeds over 3,000 people, and the annual Christmas Toy Drive, supplying over 500 families in need. The organization also supports those in need with shelter problems, family problems, substance abuse, spouse/child abuse or those just in need of a friend.For more information on becoming a friend of We Care, please call (410) 295-5223 or visit http://www.wecareandfriends.org/.
We Care and Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization that offers assistance to the homeless and those in need. The organization services those who are without resources in the communities surrounding the city of Annapolis. The organization is run by long time Annapolitan Larry Griffin, whose main goal is getting Annapolis communities involved in
Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. These must be adapted only as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical limitations.
Special Olympics believes that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individual’s sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them