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 20 – Brave In The Attempt – Stacy Hull – Welcome back to Brave in the Attempt. We have been away for awhile, but we are back and better than ever with a new format and great stories. We pick back up with a great conversation with an amazing athlete, Stacy Hull. Stacy is a big part of Special Olympics Maryland and the Harford County community. In this episode, Stacy talks about her life, her job, and how she takes part in making Harford County a better place in which to live.
Episode 19 – Brave In The Attempt – Annu Singleton – Happy New Year and it is great to be back! We start out 2019 with an athlete profile that focuses on Annu Singleton. His story is one that everyone should hear. His struggles growing up led him to become the amazing person that he is as well as an incredible athlete and ambassador. Let’s get to know Annu!
Episode 18 – Brave In The Attempt – Chris Dooley & Healthy Expo – In this episode, the M3 team introduces Chris Dooley, an athlete from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and they explore the upcoming healthy Expo with Nate Garland and Ron Freeman.
Episode 17 – Brave In The Attempt – JTCC & Buckeye Serve – In this episode, the M3 team spends some time talking about the Junior Tennis Championship Center in Montgomery County. They also talk with a group of students from the Ohio State University who are here on a service mission to find out more about Special Olympics.
Episode 16 – Brave In The Attempt – Carmen Houston-Ludlam – In this episode, the M3 team spends some time with Carmen Houston-Ludlam, an athlete, Global Messenger, and future pop star. They also delve into the Young Athletes Program with one of the families who participate in the program. Get ready to smile, because cuteness abounds!
Episode 15 – Brave In The Attempt – USA Games in Seattle – In this episode, the M3 crew talks with several of the Special Olympics Maryland athletes who have been selected to compete in the upcoming USA Games in Seattle.
Episode 14 – Brave In The Attempt – Interview with Steve Bennett, Frank Tewey, and Jeff Abell – In this episode, the M3 crew talks with Steve Bennett, Frank Tewey, and Jeff Abell about the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Maryland State Summer Games.
Episode 13 – Brave In The Attempt – Interview with Marianne Shultz & Lisa Magness – In this episode, the M3 crew talks with Marianne Shultz & Lisa Magness of North County High School in anne Arundel County about their Unified Tennis and bocce Programs.
Episode 12 – Brave In The Attempt – Interview with Professor Leah Aronhime – In this episode, the M3 crew talks with Professor Leah Aronhime. Professor Aronhime is the Fashion Studio manager in the School of Design at Stevenson University. They have an interesting discussion about fashion and those with disabilities.
Episode 11 – Brave In The Attempt – Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin and Elaina Camacho – In this episode, Candace Whiting has a conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin. Also, Adam and Jason talk with SOMD staffer, Julie Oltman and athelete Elaina Camacho. It’s a jam packed show!
Episode 10 – Brave In The Attempt – Oh Those Crazy Super Plungers – In this episode, Adam, Jason, and Candace talk with Rich Weddle and McKenna Chadwich, two of the 2018 Super Plungers. You don’t know what a super plunger is? Well, listen to this episode and you will find out!
Episode 09 – Brave In The Attempt – It’s Getting Close to Plunge Time – In this episode, Kira, Mike, and Adam get everyone psyched up for the upcoming 2018 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. We also hear from Greg Shipley, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police, along with Heather and Angie from Constellation Energy about their experiences as plungers.
Episode 08 – Brave In The Attempt – Dr. Beth Haller – 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 07 – Brave In The Attempt – The Whitings – 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 06 – Brave In The Attempt – Over the Edge – 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 05 – Brave In The Attempt – Softball and Coach Turgeon Interview – 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 04 – Brave In The Attempt – Ted Talks (Part 2) – 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 03 – Brave In The Attempt – Ted Talks (Part 1) – 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 02 – Brave in the Attempt – Law Enforcement Torch Run – 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 01 – Brave in the Attempt – Introduction and Interview with Adam Hayes – Welcome to our premiere episode with Jim Schmutz, Jason Schriml, and an interview with athlete Adam Hays.