2024 Torch Gala

The 4th Annual Torch Gala was held on Thursday, June 20th, once again kicking off Summer Games weekend. The 280 guests enjoyed a night experiencing inclusion as they participated in SOMD programs such as Bocce, Golf Putting, Cardio Drums, and Healthy Athletes alongside several of our athletes. The night also included the presentation of our Founders’ Champion Award to Governor Larry Hogan, Yumi Hogan, and their daughter Jaymi Sterling. The event was capped off with a program highlighting our YAP, Unified Sports, and Athlete Leaders programs. In total, the 2024 Torch Gala raised  $117,500 and all money raised through sponsorships, live auction, and the paddle raise will support our 19,871 Special Olympics athletes and their Unified Partners so they can train and compete for free year-round.