2016 Athlete Leadership In Review

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2016 Athlete Leadership In Review

Congratulations to all of the counties and athletes who participated in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) opportunities in 2016.

It was a really great year. Your support of this program saw our number jump significantly from 2015.

In the past year 162 unique athletes participated in 1162 separate leadership opportunities ranging from speeches, being an emcee, sitting on a county committee, being a captain on a team and advocating in Washington DC to name only a few.

These opportunities were within 318 events with every Area County Program throughout Maryland. That is at least one athlete per program participated. First time ever!

Some program and athletes really stood out and we wanted to give them a special shout out.

Top 10 Counties for Athlete Leadership in 2016 (with total opportunities)

Howard 166
Frederick 143
Montgomery 134
Anne Arundel 108
St. Mary’s 63
Baltimore County 58
Baltimore City 43
Prince George’s 38
Carroll 37
Calvert 31


Top 25 Athlete Leaders in 2016 (with total opportunities)

Adam Hays (68), Annu Singleton (35), Elaina Camacho (26), Chris Dooley (25),

Michael Heup (24), Loren Plaxen (22), David Brito-Godoy (21), Desi Holland (20),

Kegan Zimmerman (20), Carmen Houston-Ludlam (18), Thomas Smith (17), Stacy Hull (16),

Alex Barnes (15), Alicia Gogue (13), Nick Stewart (13), Josh Smith (12), Matthew Ruley (11),

Justin Hunsinger (9), Quintanna Moody (9), Candace Whiting (9), Brandon Ehrmantraut (8),

Julian  English (8), Chazz Lamb (8), Kenny Long (8), Nick Meade (8), Phil Shepard (8)


You have all been amazing and we look forward to a great 2017.

For more information on the Athlete Leadership Program please contact Jason Schriml at jschriml@somd.org


Athlete Leaders at Social Media Training in 2016



This article was written by Special Olympics Maryland