The 22nd annual Maryland Special Olympics return to Towson State University this weekend. Competition was to begin at 1 p.m. today, and opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7 p.m. at Minnegan Stadium. Competition tomorrow begins at 9:15 a.m., and closing ceremonies at Minnegan are slated for 4 p.m.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round training and competition in a variety of Olympic sports for all individuals with mental retardation. More than 1,100 adults and children 8 years and older are scheduled to participate in the Maryland Special Olympics, which have been held at Towson State since their inception in 1970.
The Towson Center, Burdick Hall and pool, and surrounding fields will be used for swimming, track and field, equestrian, softball and volleyball competition. Duckpin bowling will be contested at Joppa Fair Lanes.
For more information, telephone 931-4100 or 541-7544.