Media Room

All media inquiries should be directed to:

Jon Buzby, director of media relations
302-831-3484 (o), 302-740-1033 (c),

Media releases

Media releases for upcoming events are posted approximately 10 days prior to the event.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE - Feb. 1 - 3, 2019 (Plunge is Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:00 p.m.)

Contact Jon Buzby for copies of past press releases.


Media kits

Press kits for all events will be available at the event. If you'd like to receive a press kit prior to an event, please contact Jon Buzby.


Media credentials

All working members of the media with a company credential are asked to check in at the Information Tent/Table upon arrival at the event so that we can provide you with anything you might need for your coverage. Any other photographer, writer or videographer, who does not have an official working media credential, should contact Jon Buzby prior to the event to make arrangements to receive appropriate credentials.


Language guidelines

We use people-first language. Two examples: (1) Use the phrase individuals, persons or people with intellectual disabilities, rather than "mentally retarded" individuals or people, and (2) people have intellectual disabilities, rather than are "suffering from, afflicted with or a victim" of intellectual disabilities.

Recommended People-first Language Guidelines


Logo usage

The official Special Olympics logo is the trademark of Special Olympics, Inc. and used by programs around the world. Used consistenty, the logo plays an important part in projecting the image of Special Olympics as a strong, united organization composed of programs at the community, area, state and national levels worldwide. 

Any use of the Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) logo or any SODE-related event logo (i.e. Polar Bear Plunge, Over the Edge, etc.) in any form for any purposes MUST be approved in writing by SODE. Unauthorized use by third parties of any SODE logo or SODE-related event logo is strictly prohibited without prior approval. Please forward requests to Ruth Coughlan at or 302-831-4048.

Click here to view Special Olympics Delaware logo guidelines



Click here for a link to online photo galleries for various events. If interested in using any picture(s) for reprint purposes, please contact Jon Buzby to receive permission and a copy in JPEG format.