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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,…

FINAL ROUND Results from 2017 Golf NIT

FINAL ROUND Results from 2017 Golf NIT

They are done on the course and the cards are signed. Results are in the books. Here are the Team Maryland Golf results from the 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf NIT           Level 1- Individual Skills Competition Anaelle El-Or SILVER MEDAL Linda Maddox GOLD MEDAL James Bartgis  4TH PLACE  …

Maryland Golf NIT Athletes advance to medal rounds

Maryland Golf NIT Athletes advance to medal rounds

  After two rounds of competition at the 2017 Special Olympics North America National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Team Maryland athletes and Unified partners will be advancing to the medal round on Wednesday June 28th, 2017. Level 1- Individual Skills Competition Anaelle El-Or from Frederick County turned in a first round 41 and then improved on…

Team Maryland sends delegation to 2017 NIT Golf

Team Maryland sends delegation to 2017 NIT Golf

  Team Maryland has sent a delegation of 17 athletes, Unified partners and coaches out to 2017 Special Olympics Maryland North America Golf National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in Seattle, Washington. The Golf NIT is an annual event hosted at various courses around the United States and Canada. With just over a year before the 2018…

The Brave in the Attempt Talks: An Influential Event for Remarkable People

The Brave in the Attempt Talks: An Influential Event for Remarkable People

The Brave in the Attempt Talks: An Influential Event for Remarkable People BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU On July 20, 1968 Eunice Kennedy Shriver stood in front of 1,500 Special Olympics Athletes at the first ever International Special Olympics Summer Games. Her advice to the athletes was simple: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let…

42 Years And Counting- Summer Games Volunteer Bill Depauw

42 Years And Counting- Summer Games Volunteer Bill Depauw

42 Years And Counting- About Bill Depauw BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Special Olympics Maryland supports 7,549 athletes across the state. In order reach all of the athletes involved with Special Olympics, it is necessary to have volunteers. There are over 7,000 volunteers who are involved with Special Olympics. These volunteers are enthusiastic, energetic, and committed; a…

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue

A Special Person, Managing A Special Event, For Special Athletes- About Jim McTygue BY: HANNAH BOUDREAU Jim McTygue can usually be found behind the scenes managing, organizing, and assembling for different events on the Towson University Campus. But for this piece, Jim is taking the spotlight. As the Director of Event and Conference Services, Jim’s…

FREE Dental Screenings at Summer Games June 10th

FREE Dental Screenings at Summer Games June 10th

#WELLNESSWEDNESDAY               Did You Know……..  Not brushing your teeth can lead to cavities, bad breath, and mouth disease. Keeping your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing two times every day can help keep you from having to get fillings in your teeth, keep your breath smelling fresh, and keep…

SOMD’s First Podcast

SOMD’s First Podcast

We are excited to share Special Olympics Maryland’s first ever Podcast, “Brave in the Attempt in Maryland”. This premiere episode was produced by Mike Gerlach. http://www.somd.org/connect/brave-in-the-attempt-podcasts/ In this episode Special Olympics Maryland President and CEO, Jim Schmutz,  talks about why we have decided to enter into the podcast world. We also talk to athlete and…

Athlete Adam Hays speaks at TEDX Talk

Athlete Adam Hays speaks at TEDX Talk

  On May 11th, 2017 history was made for one SOMD athlete leader as Adam Hays was the first athlete with an intellectual disability to speak at a TEDX talk in Maryland. The night hosted by Towson University had the theme FORWARD. And Adam Hays is always moving forward. He talked about the power of…

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