Category archive: Special Olympics Maryland

SOMD Take Over the Track Night at Autobahn

SOMD Take Over the Track Night at Autobahn

Special Olympics Maryland Take Over the Track night at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Experience a thrill like no other! Speed-lovers, be prepared for European style indoor go-karting! Autobahn Indoor Speedway is a state-of-the-art facilities with indoor facilities for perfect racing conditions every day. Race on one of two Grand Prix style tracks in electric Italian pro-karts….

Parade of Athletes Music Survey Now Open

Parade of Athletes Music Survey Now Open

2015 Summer Games Opening Ceremony Parade of Athletes music Your opinion counts. We want to hear from all of you.   What gets you pumped up for Summer Games? What do you want to hear when you enter SECU Arena at Towson University? What makes a great Parade of Athletes Song? Share what you think…

Special Olympics Maryland is now on Periscope

Special Olympics Maryland is now on Periscope

Periscope will let us broadcast live video to the world. Go live with us instantly. Join, comment and send us hearts in real time. Tell us what you want to see when we are at one of the sports venues or special events. Hours and locations will be published in advance. Only available on I-Phones…

Chinese coaches visit Special Olympics Howard County

Chinese coaches visit Special Olympics Howard County

Special Olympics Howard County received a visit from some very special guests in March. Thirteen high school basketball coaches from China helped out with a Special Olympics basketball practice held at Bonnie Branch Middle School. The coaches, from Chengdu and Guangzhou, were in the United States on the Sports Visitors program through the US State…

LETR Athlete Ambassador Application now available

LETR Athlete Ambassador Application now available

Attached, please find the application packet for the LETR Athlete Ambassador.  The LETR Athlete Ambassador  serves a 3 year term, acting as the athlete representative to the MD LETR and as the “voice” of the MD LETR at media events.  Michael Heup, as the current Athlete Ambassador, as served as a great model of the…

DEEP CREEK DUNK ORGANIZERS URGE CAUTION DUE TO IMPENDING STORM

DEEP CREEK DUNK ORGANIZERS URGE CAUTION DUE TO IMPENDING STORM

(McHENRY, MD) – A forecast of heavy snow followed by an icy mix in Western Maryland counties tomorrow is causing organizers of the Deep Creek Dunk to urge caution and even reconsideration for all those intending to travel to Garrett County for the event. As of this morning, weather forecasts are calling for up to…

Unified Strength & Conditioning postponed until Saturday, February 28th.

Unified Strength & Conditioning postponed until Saturday, February 28th.

After consulting some school system professionals and assessing the weather forecast, it has been decided that the Unified Strength & Conditioning state competition will be postponed until Saturday, February 28th. Supervisors and Athletics Directors – As you are well aware, February 28th is the first day for spring varsity sports and may present a conflict…

Beginner Global Messenger Training April 10-11th, 2015

Beginner Global Messenger Training April 10-11th, 2015

We are very happy to offer the Beginner Global Messenger Training on the weekend of April 10-11th, 2015 at the Chesapeake YMCA in Easton, MD. 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 February’s MYTH Buster

Special Olympics February’s  MYTH Buster

Each month we present a popular myth we hear frequently and provide the true answer. Here is February’s Myth Myth: Special Olympics is a segregated organization exclusively for people with intellectual disabilities. FACT:   While the mission clearly states that Special Olympics provides sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the…

Thomas Smith-Athlete News and Views

Thomas Smith-Athlete News and Views

Thomas Smith – Proud to be a Global Messenger for Special Olympics MD This month we caught up with Howard County athlete Thomas Smith and asked him to share what it means to him to be a Global Messenger. In September I was invited to Global Messenger Training for Special Olympics. At first I did…

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