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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…

Action Plaxen, Athlete to Watch

Action Plaxen, Athlete to Watch

One of the many unique athletes who is competing in the 2013 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games is Lori Plaxen. Lori won a gold medal in the long jump and will be participating in several other track and field events including the 200 meter sprint, and a relay. One of her personal goals going into…

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Aquatics (Swimming)

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Aquatics (Swimming)

­­­­2013 Summer Games Aquatics Fact Sheet Towson University State Competition Date and Location: Saturday June 8, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday June 9, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Towson University Burdick Pool – Burdick Hall 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Track and Field

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Track and Field

­­­­2013 Summer Games Athletics Fact Sheet Towson University State Competition Date and Location: Saturday June 8, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday June 9, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Towson University Unitas Stadium 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252

From Athlete to Coach. Antonio Washington leading by example

From Athlete to Coach. Antonio Washington leading by example

Antonio Washington is a Prince George’s County Athlete that I am very proud of!  I have known him for 10 years.   When I first started working with him I was an assistant coach and he was an athletics athlete.  I was amazed at his athletic skills!  He loved to run fast and encourage the other…

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Cheerleading

Learn about Summer Games Sports and Venues: Cheerleading

­­­­2013 Summer Games Cheerleading Fact Sheet Towson University   State Competition Date and Location: Friday June 7, 2013 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM Towson University Towson Center 8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252 Events Offered: Individual Skills Competition Traditional Team Competition Unified Team Competition

Law Enforcement Torch Run Inspires

Law Enforcement Torch Run Inspires

As the Maryland Law Enforcement Torch Run continues through out this great state Eddie Cherrix, Special Olympics Maryland’s Eastern Regional Director. took a moment to share his experience he had on June 04th 2013. “I just wanted to share my day with all of you.  Monday for me was one of those days to be proud to work for SOMD. …

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