Author archive: Special Olympics Maryland

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…

2018 USA Games – Team Maryland Head of Delegation (HOD) and Assistant Head of Delegation (AHOD) Applications

2018 USA Games – Team Maryland Head of Delegation (HOD) and Assistant Head of Delegation (AHOD) Applications

As Special Olympics Maryland begins preparation for the 2018 National Games, we would like to announce that the applications for the Head of Delegation (HOD) and Assistant Head of Delegation (AHOD) are now available for submission. Please see the attached document that includes the job descriptions for these two crucial positions as well as the…

Leadership U students team up with SOMD Howard County Soccer

Leadership U students team up  with SOMD Howard County Soccer

This fall the Special Olympics Maryland Howard County soccer program caught the eyes of a team of students in the Leadership U program. Managed by Leadership Howard County, Leadership U empowers high school students to learn by doing in the local community. After researching organizations that serve with people with special needs, one group of…

Athletes as Captains Webinar Offered Dec.06, 2016

Athletes as Captains Webinar Offered Dec.06, 2016

Join Mount St. Mary’s University Basketball Player and SOMD Intern Khalid Nwandu as he shares a 20-30 minute presentation “Introduction to Captains as Athlete Leaders.”   Jason Schriml from SOMD will talk briefly about the Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) and how being a captain on a team or within a sports is considered leadership. This…

SOMD-Howard County Gets a High Five

SOMD-Howard County Gets a High Five

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear On Tuesday October 25th, 2016 the Howard County Recreation and Parks held their 14th Annual  Banquet with the theme of “Celebration of Sports” were they recognized the great work of many organizations and individuals within Howard…

Social Media Suggestion for Fall Sports Fest/Red Robin

Social Media Suggestion for Fall Sports Fest/Red Robin

Saturday October 22nd is a great day to highlight Special Olympics Maryland athletes and Law Enforcement Torch Run on Social Media. The Fall Sports Fest will offer awesome pictures and moments that we can capture in a picture of short video and share with all of our followers and your followers. Below are some ways…

Sportsmanship Shines at Kayaking Finals

Sportsmanship Shines at Kayaking Finals

At the 2016 Kayaking Time Trials & Championships on August 27th at Washington College, SOMD athletes Kate Moschel and Robin Pearl demonstrated the true meaning of sportsmanship. Baltimore County coach Mike Myers relayed the story: A kayak had capsized, and a safety boat went out to provide assistance. Soon after, the 500m race in the…

Frederick County athlete earns International recognition

Frederick County athlete earns International recognition

Frederick County athlete Adam Hays was honored today, September 16th, 2016, with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Executive Council Athlete Award at the annual LETR International conference in Phoenix, AZ. A special thanks to the law enforcement community here in Maryland, our LETR Executive Council for their leadership, current Executive Council Chair Danielle Bradshaw-Lee…

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