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Knitting for Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Maine is seeking the help of crocheters and knitters for the Scarves for Special Olympics scarf project.

This is a nation wide initiative that gives knitters and crocheters the opportunity to contribute to the Special Olympics Program(s) of their choice.

If you would like to help Maine's Special Olympic athletes stay warm this year visit the project web site at and then commit to making a scarf or scarves for some of our 800 Winter Games athletes and coaches. The project is already underway and approximately 100 scarves have been received thus far. The scarves will be handed out to the 500 SOME athletes and 300 coaches during Opening Ceremonies of the annual State Winter Games at Sugarloaf  at the end of January.

This is a tremendous opportunity for our athletes to proudly wear an outward sign of support from people who believe in the Special Olympics movement, and to demonstrate that they are all interconnected in one family of encouragement, inclusion and acceptance.

Participating knitters/crocheters are asked to follow specific size and yarn color guidelines,  but creativity in design and pattern is encouraged. Details on size and color can be found at where you can also find details on choosing a program and how to ship your scarves.

Special Olympics Maine is a year round athletic training and competition program for persons with intellectual disabilities of all ages. In Maine there are over 3300 athletes who participate in the program. Our state Winter Games will take place at Sugarloaf USA January 30, 31st and Feb 1st. %00 athletes will be competing. For further information on Special Olympics Maine please call 879-0489 or visit us at



















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