Author archive: Special Olympics Maryland

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…

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…

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