Author archive: Special Olympics Maryland

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Tennis

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Tennis

­­­­2013 Summer Games Tennis Fact Sheet Towson University   State Competition Date and Location: Friday June 7, 2013 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM Towson University Tennis Courts 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252   Tennis Schedule  Friday June 7, 2013 7:30 AM – 7:45 AM        Volunteer/Officials Meeting – Burdick Hall Pool 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM        …

Prince George's Show Place Arena hosts Equestrian Competition June 01st, 2013

Prince George's Show Place Arena hosts Equestrian Competition June 01st, 2013

2013 EQUESTRIAN COMPETITION Saturday, June 1st EVENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE: Registration Begins : 8:00 AM Opening Ceremonies 9:00 AM Competition – 10:00AM – 4:30PM Awards will be presented as events conclude Closing Ceremonies   Location: Show Place Arena – Prince George’s Equestrian Center 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772            …

Getting ready to “Tear that track up”

Getting ready to “Tear that track up”

Meet Jerry Gatton, Special Olympics Maryland track and field athlete from St. Mary’s county. Jerry is an inspiration to all his coaches and chaperones. Jerry does the shot-put, standing long jump and believe it or not the 100 meter run. Why is that so amazing?  Jerry is 100% visually impaired. In order to compete in…

LOOKING FOR SOMD CITIZEN REPORTERS FOR SUMMER GAMES

LOOKING FOR SOMD CITIZEN REPORTERS FOR SUMMER GAMES

Have you ever wanted to be a news reporter? Thought you had what it took to be a hard hitting journalist? Here is your big chance to try it out. In the remaining two weeks before Summer Games and weekend of Summer Games we would like to be able to post lots of stories about…

Harford Co. athlete Danny Grau to co-emcee Opening Ceremonies

Harford Co. athlete Danny Grau to co-emcee Opening Ceremonies

The call went out to all the Special Olympics Maryland athletes. Auditions were going to be opened for the role of co-emcee for the 2013 Summer Games opening ceremonies. Armed with a script sent by the main office, athletes were encouraged to read for the part of co-emcee. Auditions could be left on a voice mailbox or…

Al Packer’s White Marsh Ford Casino Night – Recap

Al Packer’s White Marsh Ford Casino Night – Recap

Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco, Gino Gradkowski and Ed Dickson Sign Pledge to Ban the “R” Word Hosted by Al Packer’s White Marsh Ford, a Casino Night benefiting Special Olympics Maryland included a program for sports celebrities to sign a pledge to not use the “R” word, witnessed by 400+ attendees. Over 400 attendees arrived on…

2013 Summer Games Social Media Plan Announced

2013 Summer Games Social Media Plan Announced

The Social Media plan for the 2013 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games is available here as a link 2013 SOMD Summer Games Social Media-1 and also listed below. We are encouraging everyone to participate through: Facebook: post photos of your weekend and tag Special Olympics Maryland in the photos Twitter: Tweet from the venues and the…

Four SOMD Carroll County Athletes selected as Honorary Captains at 2013 D-III Lacrosse Championships

Four SOMD Carroll County Athletes selected as Honorary Captains at 2013 D-III Lacrosse Championships

Stevenson University will host the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championships at Mustang Stadium. The semifinals will be held on Saturday, May 18 with the championship games on Sunday, May 19. The semifinal games will be held on Saturday beginning with Division III and Salisbury and Middlebury beginning at 10:30 a.m. Following that game will be the second Division…

P&G "Thank You Mom" Campaign Kicks off

P&G "Thank You Mom" Campaign Kicks off

In partnership with Special Olympics International Board Member Maria Shriver and Special Olympics, P&G has produced a short video entitled “The Gift My Mother Gave Me.” In this video, Maria recalls the most important gift her mother, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, gave her – the gift of possibility.   In addition to being…

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