Author archive: Special Olympics Maryland

FREE Dental Screenings at Summer Games June 10th

FREE Dental Screenings at Summer Games June 10th

#WELLNESSWEDNESDAY               Did You Know……..  Not brushing your teeth can lead to cavities, bad breath, and mouth disease. Keeping your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing two times every day can help keep you from having to get fillings in your teeth, keep your breath smelling fresh, and keep…

SOMD’s First Podcast

SOMD’s First Podcast

We are excited to share Special Olympics Maryland’s first ever Podcast, “Brave in the Attempt in Maryland”. This premiere episode was produced by Mike Gerlach. http://www.somd.org/connect/brave-in-the-attempt-podcasts/ In this episode Special Olympics Maryland President and CEO, Jim Schmutz,  talks about why we have decided to enter into the podcast world. We also talk to athlete and…

Athlete Adam Hays speaks at TEDX Talk

Athlete Adam Hays speaks at TEDX Talk

  On May 11th, 2017 history was made for one SOMD athlete leader as Adam Hays was the first athlete with an intellectual disability to speak at a TEDX talk in Maryland. The night hosted by Towson University had the theme FORWARD. And Adam Hays is always moving forward. He talked about the power of…

Fit Feet and Healthy Athletes at 2017 Summer Games

Fit Feet and Healthy Athletes at 2017 Summer Games

                  DID YOU KNOW (DYK)? SOCKS That wearing sweaty socks  can lead to athlete’s foot.  Athlete’s foot is a fungus that causes redness dry skin and a lot of itching on your feet and between your toes. Make sure you bring extra socks to practice and games…

Why Toby took up Snowshoe.

Why Toby took up Snowshoe.

This story was taken with permission from Special Olympics Maryland Howard County’s March newsletter. We are highlighting Toby in our March newsletter. We asked Toby’s mom for some information about why Toby decided to try snowshoeing this year. Here is her response which is really great. “Toby said people should try snowshoeing because it helps…

Support Special Olympics USA over in Austria

Support Special Olympics USA over in Austria

Put on your Lederhosen and break out the Flugelhorn. It’s time to celebrate the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games Here are three easy ways for you to support Special Olympics USA athletes, including three from SOMD, while they are in Austria at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. 1. ATTEND 2017 Special Olympics…

Meet Jane Dunne-Winter Games Management Team

Meet Jane Dunne-Winter Games Management Team

Events like the 2017 Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games don’t just come together by themselves. They take time and effort and planning. One of the great volunteers on the Winter Games Management Team is Jane Dunne. Jane is responsible for making all the housing arrangements for the winter games. We caught up with Jane a…

Nominations of Roles for Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Nominations of Roles for Winter Games Opening Ceremony

We are looking for nominations for various athlete roles in the 2017 Winter Games Opening Ceremony including the following: -Pledge of Allegiance -Athlete Oath -Torch Bearer and Torch Run   We are also looking for nominations for two non-athlete roles. -Coaches Oath -Officials Oath   If you would like to nominate someone please go to…

2016 Athlete Leadership In Review

2016 Athlete Leadership In Review

Congratulations to all of the counties and athletes who participated in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) opportunities in 2016. It was a really great year. Your support of this program saw our number jump significantly from 2015. In the past year 162 unique athletes participated in 1162 separate leadership opportunities ranging from speeches, being an…

2018 USA Games – Team Maryland Quota Announced

2018 USA Games – Team Maryland Quota Announced

Special Olympics Maryland has received and accepted its quota for the 2018 USA Games to be held in Seattle on July 1 – 6, 2018. We are very pleased to announce that Team Maryland is expected to be comprised of the following: o Working Total of 115 in Team Maryland  109 official delegation members (64…

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