THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS THAN THE SUMMER GAMES AND THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE!
Brave In The Attempt Maryland is a series of podcasts that focuses on the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland, their families, and their friends.
Our mission is to show that these amazing athletes are not only Special Olympic athletes, but your neighbors, your co-workers, and a part of your community. We will be talking with athletes from around the state and learning more about them in their every day lives. We will give them the opportunity to tell their own story, in their own words.
We will also be looking at the many programs that make up the world of Special Olympics. Many athletes have taken on our Leadership programs, many work closely with law enforcement around the world for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and others get involved in many, many more programs that help shape them into model citizens.
If there is an athlete that you think would like to tell their story, please contact us and we will arrange everything.
Please enjoy these inspirational stories from the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland.
President and CEO
Special Olympics Maryland
Episode 8 – In this episode, we discuss intellectual disabilities and how they are portrayed in TV and films with Dr. Beth Haller, the head of Mass Communications Graduate Studies at Towson University.
Episode 7 – In this episode, we talk with The Whitings. Steve, the proud father of an athlete and staff member and Candace, an amazing athlete and global ambassador.
Episode 6 – In this episode, we talk with Lauren Gastley and Jesse Thompson about “Over The Edge”, a new and exciting fundraiser being held in Bethesda.
Episode 5 – In this episode, we talk with the coaches and athletes of SOMD who took part in the national Softball Tournament in Bismark, ND. Special Olympics athlete, Justin Hunsinger, also fulfills his dream of interviewing Coach Turgeon of the Maryland Terrapins.
Episode 4 – On June 7th, prior to the Maryland State Games, SOMD held its first Brave In The Attempt Ted Talks. In this episode, we will hear 3 speeches that were presented that night by the athletes. This is Part 2 of that evening.
Episode 3 – On June 7th, prior to the Maryland State Games, SOMD held its first Brave In The Attempt Ted Talks. In this episode, we will hear 3 speeches that were presented that night by the athletes. This is Part 1 of that evening.
Episode 2 – In this episode, Adam and Jason discuss the Law Enforcment Torch Run with their guests, Toni Duncan, Frank Tewey, along with Michael and Roxanne Heup.
Episode 1 – Welcome to our premiere episode with Jim Schmutz, Jason Schriml, and an interview with athlete Adam Hays.