Challenge Day



Challenge Day is a Special Olympics  sponsored event based on the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).  The students at James E. Duckworth participate in a class-selected physical activity to show off their personal best.  The students train with peer mentors for 12 weeks.   These peer mentors are from local schools such as Beltsville Academy, Beltsville Adventist School and John Nevins Andrews School.  

 Challenge Day 2018 date: TBA. NEW...Adult guests planning to attend the entire day, must have a commercial background check.  Background check clearances must be submitted to the school no later than March 31, 2018. Please contact Ms. Gamez at 301-572-0620 for more information.

Challenge Day Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30 am and winners will be announced at 12:30 pm.

Volunteers should contact Mr. Jay Bass at 301-572-0620

Monetary donations should be made payable to JED PTO. For more information, please contact Ms. Jane Watkins at

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