Special Olympics

Special Olympics Maine website
Special Olympics Maine Facebook Page
The Mission of Special Olympics Maine is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. In Maine there are more than 3,800 athletes involved in the program.

The Maine State Troopers Foundation is an active supporter of Special Olympics Maine, donating funds to assist with Special Olympics functions as well as attending and participating in events.

The 46th Maine Special Olympics Winter Games for 2015 were held at Sugarloaf USA  Jan. 25th-27th.
The state Winter Games at Sugarloaf hosts about 500 athletes from 68 teams. During the three-day event, athletes compete in Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, Snowshoe, Speed Skating and Dual Ski.

Slideshow of Maine Special Olympics Sugarloaf USA for various years

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Sugarloaf USA, Home of the 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games Members of "Families Matter" march in the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Maine Special Olympics Winter Games at Sugarloaf USA.Contestants at the Opening Ceremony, Maine Special Olympics Winter Games, Sugarloaf USAMaine State Troopers at 2015 Maine Special Olympics at Sugarloaf USAMaine State Police Troopers assist at the 2015 Maine Special Olympics Winter Games at Sugarloaf USA. Maine Law Enforcement at the 2015 Maine Special Olympics Winter Games, Sugarloaf USA. Trooper Aaron Turcotte, Sgt. Darren Foster, Sgt. Matt Casavant, Trooper Keith Barton and Sgt. Peter Michaud at Maine Special Olympics Sugarloaf 2010.Maine Trooper Sgt. Matt Casavant with Maine Special Olympics Winter Games contestant 2010.Trooper Aaron Turcotte and Sgt. Matt Casavant with contestant at 2010 Maine Special Olympics Winter Games at Sugarloaf USA.

Video of 2015 Special Olympics Winter Games
Produced by Carrabasset Valley Academy


DreamRide.org website
DreamRide Facebook page

For thousands of Special Olympics athletes, Dream Ride is a unique opportunity to receive recognition for their achievements and efforts to overcome intellectual challenges, shatter stereotypes and celebrate with the entire community in a unique way. While Dream Ride is an event to pay tribute to these talented men, women and children living with intellectual disabilities, it’s also an important way for a community to activate and share their passion for a worthy cause. DreamRide has raised over 1.2 million dollars for Special Olympics.

Maine State Police are represented at Special Olympics Dream Ride held annually in Farmington, Connecticut. Sgt. Keaten, Sgt. Casavant, Sgt. Turcotte and Trooper Barton present Mike Bizzuto with a plaque for his continuous support for Maine Special Olympics.

Slideshow of Dream Ride 2014-Farmington, CT.

Sgt. Matt Casavant and Trooper Aaron Turcotte-Special Olympics Dream Ride 2014.Trooper Joe Chretien and his K9 Moxie-Dream Ride 2014.Band members assembling for performance at 2014 Dream Ride-Farmington, CT. Motorcycles from all across United States at the 2014 Dream Ride in Farmington, CT.Classic Car Exhibition at the Dream Ride 2014-Farmington, CT. Volunteer to help with the 2015 Dream Ride to benefit Special Olympics

 2014 Dream Ride Raises Money for Special Olympics
Produced by WTNH News8

2014 Dream Ride Experience Promo
Produced by DreamRide