Category archive: Summer Games

When Softball Is Yellow and Reminds You of Space Camp

When Softball Is Yellow and Reminds You of Space Camp

When Softball Is Yellow and Reminds You of Space Camp BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Howard County, MD—Imagine walking into a coffee shop and immediately being overwhelmed by the sounds of peoples’ voices. They are having their own private conversations, but it feels like they are yelling… at you. To you. Around you. People laugh, talk, whisper,…

2015 Summer Games Social Media Plan

2015 Summer Games Social Media Plan

Good Evening all, You will find the 2015 Summer Games Social Media Plan included below 2015 SOMD Summer Games Social Media We have several campaigns going on Summer Games Weekend June 05th-07th, 2015 we wanted to share with you. 1. Don’t Believe Me Just Watch This year we are using the line “Don’t Believe Me Just…

I Am More Than What you See

I Am More Than What you See

On June 06th at the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games Opening Ceremony, athlete Joy Keene-El from Baltimore City shared her poem entitled “I Am More Than What You See”.  Since then some people have requested the text. For those people we have posted the poem here with Joy’s permission. “I Am More Than What You See” Poem by…

Making a lasting impression

Making a lasting impression

When Chris, Stefany, and their daughter Morgan Lang stumbled upon Special Olympics Maryland while volunteering at a cheerleading event four years ago, they immediately realized that they had discovered something special. What began as a one-day event quickly evolved into helping with the State Games, coaching, and participating on unified teams with Special Olympics. Recently…

Nomination for 2014 Summer Games Opening Ceremonies Open

Nomination for 2014 Summer Games Opening Ceremonies Open

Nomination form for individuals to participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games Opening Ceremonies is now open. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_Summer_Games_OpeningCeremony to register an athlete (unified athlete/partner pair), coach or official you think is deserving of and would be great in the any of the following roles: -Athlete Oath -Coaches Oath -Officials Oath -Final…

Summer Games Tennis Rescheduled

Summer Games Tennis Rescheduled

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Times: Registration 10:00 a.m. Competition to begin at approx 10:30 Estimated conclusion by 4:00 p.m. Location: Green Spring Racquet Club, 10803 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093 (just north of the Baltimore Beltway, approx 3 miles from Towson University) Eligible: All tennis Athletes and Unified Partners registered for the 2013 Summer…

SOMD Intern inspires at 2013 Summer Games

SOMD Intern inspires at 2013 Summer Games

With the Flame of Hope dangerously close to running down Mark “Yo! Adriene” Filuta , SOMD Intern,  takes it upon himself to bring fuel to feed the flames and inspire all who were able to witness this heroic act. We caught this rare moment on video and wanted to share with you. Click Here for…

Special Olympics Maryland unveils new cauldron at 2013 Summer Games.

Special Olympics Maryland unveils new cauldron at 2013 Summer Games.

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games.  Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. Even one of the most revered symbols of the Olympics has to be updated every now and then. After…

Healthy Athletes….tell me if you have heard this before.

Healthy Athletes….tell me if you have heard this before.

Tell me if you have heard this story before. Parent of a special needs child goes to doctor to see why her daughter seems to be having difficulty hearing. Doctor suggests it’s because she has Down syndrome and that is just one of the expressions of Down syndrome. Doctor sends mother away feeling like she…

Reflections on my first Law Enforcement Torch Run

Reflections on my first Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) continues to be an integral part of raising awareness for Special Olympics. As part of this momentous event, law enforcement officers and athletes carry the Flame of Hope to the opening ceremonies of Special Olympics events at all different levels. Dedicated Special Olympics volunteer, Debbie Credito, volunteered her time…

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