Category archive: Special Olympics Maryland

Athlete Emcee audition for 2014 Kayak Championships are OPEN

Athlete Emcee audition for 2014 Kayak Championships are OPEN

We are holding auditions for any athletes who are interested in being an emcee or co-emcee for the Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 Kayak Championships in Chestertown, MD on September 27th, 2014. You may audition by following the steps below. Deadline for auditions is August 25th, 2014. 1. Review and practice reading the sample script….

Beginner Global Messenger Training September 12-13th, 2014

Beginner Global Messenger Training September 12-13th, 2014

We are very happy to offer the Beginner Global Messenger Training on the weekend of September 12th-13th, 2014 at the Special Olympics Maryland offices. This session will occur on Friday evening (5pm-9pm) and all day Saturday. Discussion topics include: -What makes Special Olympics unique -Roles of a Global Messenger and Ambassadors -What is a speech…

Special Olympics: Feels Like Home To Team Maryland Powerlifter

Special Olympics: Feels Like Home To Team Maryland Powerlifter

Story by Lucas Shipley Now that we have reached the end of competition for the 2014 USA Summer Games, there are stories that show up that transcend the games. Medals have been won. Friendships have been made. What’s next? Special Olympics is a year round cause. It happens every day in every community across the…

Making life sweeter for Special Olympics athletes at 2014 USA Games

Making life sweeter for Special Olympics athletes at 2014 USA Games

The best way to understand a relationship sometimes is to witness how people, events or organizations have an impact on other people who witness or are privy to being there at the right time and consequently the actions that are taken as a result. Take for example this past week at the 2014 USA Games…

How to celebrate a birthday, Special Olympics style

How to celebrate a birthday, Special Olympics style

Adam Hays sure knows how to celebrate some of his birthdays. Only three years ago Adam was part of small group of athletes from the United States and around the world to participate in the Final Leg of the International Law Enforcement Torch Run that preceded the 2011 Special Olympics World Games and helped kick…

We Raised this Flag: A Profile on the Fredrick Heat

We Raised this Flag: A Profile on the Fredrick Heat

If you watched the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday or read the somd.org post about it afterward (read it here: http://bit.ly/1lz9ycl), then you know the Unified Softball Team from Team Maryland had the honor of carrying the official flag of Special Olympics into the arena in front of thousands of spectators. Who is that team? Where…

Heart of a Champion-Blog of Opening Ceremonies for 2014 USA Games

Heart of a Champion-Blog of Opening Ceremonies for 2014 USA Games

Written by Lucas Shipley The 2014 Special Olympic USA games were officially declared open Sunday night after a star studded and inspirational opening ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band started the night off with a few of Billy Joel’s greatest hits, ending their set with a…

Father’s Day Reflections and the 2014 USA Games Opening Ceremony

Father’s Day Reflections and the 2014 USA Games Opening Ceremony

We asked fathers to reflect on celebrating Father’s Day on the same day at the Opening Ceremonies as the Special Olympics USA Games. We are proud to share a few of their responses through the day as we lead up to Opening Ceremonies. Melvin Lamb Sr. “I’m truly proud of my son Chazz Lamb as…

2014 USA Games new app…it’s like being there.

2014 USA Games new app…it’s like being there.

Exciting news from the 2014 USA Games New 2014 Special Olympics USA Games App available. The App is available for download from the event website at https://www.2014specialolympics.org, by pointing your mobile browser to http://m.core-apps.com/2014usagames as well as searching for Special Olympics in the Apple App Store or Google Play on your device.   Stay tuned…

Social Media for 2014 USA Games and Team Maryland

Social Media for 2014 USA Games and Team Maryland

Whether or not you can be there with Team Maryland in Princeton for the 2014 Special Olympics Maryland USA Games you can join us on social media and follow the action with Team Maryland at the 2014 USA Games over the next week or so. -wish the athletes and team well. -make a sign and…

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