Let the Games Begin!

The 2016 Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games are rapidly approaching! Over 400 Athletes and 200 coaches are making final preparations for their journey to Carrabassett Valley, home of Sugarloaf, the largest ski resort east of the Mississippi! Athletes from across the great state of Maine come together to compete in five Olympic-style winter sports competitions including, Alpine Skiing, Duel Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Speed Skating and Snowshoeing. Below is a complete schedule and groupings for all competitions.

Lobster Dip 2016

28 YEARS OF WINTER DIPPING

Looking for something really cool to do on New Years Day?   Perhaps one of your resolutions for 2016 is to help a great cause, to step (swim) out of your comfort zone, or to start the year off with a splash! We have an excellent opportunity that covers all of these!!!!

It’s time NOW to register for the 2016 Lobster Dip for Special Olympics Maine. This is Maine’s largest and original ocean plunge. The event will take place on New Years day at Noon in front of the Brunswick Hotel at Old Orchard Beach. 

In 2015 dippers raised close to $100,000 for our statewide, year-round program of sports training and athletic competitions for more than 4,000 adults and children who have intellectual disabilities! New incentives this year for individual and team dippers.

Each dipper must raise a minimum of $100 to get a premium long sleeve T-shirt. NEW additional incentive prizes for additional monies raised and turned in at registration. Individual and team incentives. 

Here’s How to Participate:

Individuals – Raise a minimum of $100. and register properly.

Teams – 5 or more dippers (each team member MUST raise a minimum of $100.) may register as a team.  Simply choose a                 team name ( & a team costume?) & register under that team name (additional prize incentives apply for top fundraising teams). 

Registration:  (All Dippers must register properly, which means you MUST turn in a minimum of $100. & your completed Lobster Dip release form) Download the Lobster Dip 2016 Registration Packet or call 879-0489 for details on registering early at the Special Olympics Maine office.

NOTE:  You will have the capability once again, for fundraising online at FirstGiving

Bring a printout confirmation of your online funds raised when you register, as this will be applied to your total.

Helpful Tips:

–  Plan to arrive early, even if you have pre-registered – to allow time to find a parking space! Registration on site from 9-11:30

–  Bring (beach shoes/old sneakers, etc.) to wear into the water, and a towel/blanket/robe – limited changing areas available.

– If you pre-register, but have more money to turn in on Dip Day, you may do so at Registration!

There will be a post dip party at the Brunswick following the dip. (food, cash bar, music, and fun)

Click here to download the 2015 Lobster Dip Packet  or call our office at 879-0489. You can also find us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/LobsterDipforSpecialOlympicsMaine/

Special Olympics is a year round athletic training and competition program for adults and children with intellectual disabilities of all ages. In Maine we serve over 4000 adults and children with intellectual disabilities and offer 64 plus events each year at local and state levels.

Welcome to the New SOME Website!

WELCOME to the new site!   We are VERY excited to share this with you.  Please be patient with us as we learn the new process of updating the content.  We would like to thank our volunteer, Mark McDonald, for his countless hours of devotion to this project!  Your time and efforts are truly appreciated!