Paralympic Sport – Southern
Maryland is a community-based sports club developed to involve
youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in
ongoing sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.
All programs and activities will be based in Southern Maryland
and run by St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks.
This is the first club in Maryland operating under a Recreation
and Parks Department.
“U.S. Paralympics is dedicated to
creating opportunities for individuals with physical and visual
disabilities to be physically active in their own communities.
Participation in physical activity enhances not only self-esteem
and peer relationships, but also results in greater achievement,
better overall health and higher quality of life,” said Mike
Mushett, U.S. Paralympics Director of Community Programs.
With 21 million Americans living with a physical or visual
disability, including thousands of military personnel who've
been severely injured while on active duty, this is an important
community need. U.S. Paralympics is committed to working with
community organizations across the United States to create 250
Paralympic Sport Clubs by 2012.
St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks is a strong advocate for
people of all ability levels; the Department believes that every
individual, regardless of ability level, is deserving of satisfying
recreational, leisure and sporting activities.
information on how to get involved with Paralympic Sport-Southern
Maryland as a volunteer, participant or sponsor contact Christina
Bishop, 301-475-4200 *1802 or
About U.S. Paralympics:
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is
dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement
and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical
Visit the U.S. Paralympics website at