Author archive: Special Olympics Maryland

Montgomery County Softball: New Look, Same Winning Attitude.

Montgomery County Softball: New Look, Same Winning Attitude.

UPDATE: After a great weekend of competition, Montgomery County defeated Special Olympics Illinois- Jacksonville to bring home a bronze medal! Click here for full results. Special Olympics Maryland-Montgomery County is heading out to Bismarck, North Dakota to participate in the Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. They will join another Maryland team from Prince George’s…

Kayaking – Time Trials CANCELLED for Saturday, August 12

Kayaking – Time Trials CANCELLED for Saturday, August 12

We have decided to CANCEL the Kayaking Time Trial event scheduled for Washington College tomorrow, Saturday, August 12 due to unsafe weather conditions expected throughout the day.. Please share this information with all members of your delegation so folks can adjust their plans for the weekend. This is never an easy decision to make, but…

From the Heart- Necklaces with a Bigger Meaning

From the Heart- Necklaces with a Bigger Meaning

BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Less than five months ago on March 13, Alisa Ogden decided she wanted to spread love, raise awareness, and encourage acceptance. Today, Alisa’s mission has touched people from all over the country. How did she achieve this? By starting her own company. Alisa, a 37-year-old woman with Downs Syndrome and athlete for…

FINAL ROUND Results from 2017 Golf NIT

FINAL ROUND Results from 2017 Golf NIT

They are done on the course and the cards are signed. Results are in the books. Here are the Team Maryland Golf results from the 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf NIT           Level 1- Individual Skills Competition Anaelle El-Or SILVER MEDAL Linda Maddox GOLD MEDAL James Bartgis  4TH PLACE  …

Maryland Golf NIT Athletes advance to medal rounds

Maryland Golf NIT Athletes advance to medal rounds

  After two rounds of competition at the 2017 Special Olympics North America National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Team Maryland athletes and Unified partners will be advancing to the medal round on Wednesday June 28th, 2017. Level 1- Individual Skills Competition Anaelle El-Or from Frederick County turned in a first round 41 and then improved on…

Team Maryland sends delegation to 2017 NIT Golf

Team Maryland sends delegation to 2017 NIT Golf

  Team Maryland has sent a delegation of 17 athletes, Unified partners and coaches out to 2017 Special Olympics Maryland North America Golf National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in Seattle, Washington. The Golf NIT is an annual event hosted at various courses around the United States and Canada. With just over a year before the 2018…

42 Years And Counting- Summer Games Volunteer Bill Depauw

42 Years And Counting- Summer Games Volunteer Bill Depauw

42 Years And Counting- About Bill Depauw BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Special Olympics Maryland supports 7,549 athletes across the state. In order reach all of the athletes involved with Special Olympics, it is necessary to have volunteers. There are over 7,000 volunteers who are involved with Special Olympics. These volunteers are enthusiastic, energetic, and committed; a…

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Jim McTygue can usually be found behind the scenes managing, organizing, and assembling for different events on the Towson University Campus. But for this piece, Jim is taking the spotlight. As the Director of Event and Conference Services, Jim’s…

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…

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