May 2018 

Greetings Supporter,

On May 15th and 16th, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our 2018 Special Olympics Maryland Interscholastic Unified Sports State Track & Field Invitational.

From April 1st through June 4th, our athletes will have had over 100 competitions.

And from June 8th-10th, 1,500 athletes will compete in the 2018 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games. 


James C. Schmutz
President and CEO

I am pictured above welcoming athletes to the Opening Ceremony at last year's Summer Games competition. Join us at Summer Games this year from June 8th-10th at Towson University.


Rickel Goodwin

Competes for: Baltimore City

Sports: Basketball, bocce, bowling, soccer, volleyball

Years Competing: 6

Click here to watch the full interview! 

2018 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games - June 8-10, Towson, MD - more info
2018 Special Olympics USA Games - July 1-6, Seattle, WA - more info

Cardboard Boat Race - June 23 - Oxford, MD - more info


2018 Summer Games











This year's Summer Games competition is right around the corner! On June 8th, 9th, and 10th, 1,500 Special Olympics Maryland athletes will compete in five different sports at Towson University. 



Law Enforcement Torch Run

Did you know that you can run with the Special Olympics torch to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Maryland athletes? This year's Law Enforcement Torch Run is underway!



IUS 10th Anniversary

This month, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS)! Click below to see results from the 2018 State High School Track & Field Championship at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, former Linganore High School Unified Partner and current Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Rob Havenstein sent a video message about how IUS shaped his high school experience.


2018 Special Olympics USA Games

From July 1-6, Special Olympics Maryland athletes will travel to Seattle, Washington to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.


Buck-I-SERV Visits SOMD

For the 2nd year, Special Olympics Maryland hosted students from The Ohio State University's Buck-I-SERV program. This year, we welcomed 7 students and their faculty advisor from May 5th-12th.



Story Sharing Campaign: Josh Woodrum

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Josh Woodrum spoke with Special Olympics Maryland athlete leader Annu Singleton about what Special Olympics means to his family.


MYTHSpecial Olympics Maryland is only for athletes older than eight years old.

FACTThe Young Athletes Program is for athletes aged 2-7! Join us for an open house at this year's Summer Games. Click here for more information!

  Sponsor Highlight: Towson University

Towson University has been our Summer Games host and partner for over 40 years. Thank you, Towson University, for all of your hard work and loyal dedication to Special Olympics Maryland!


 Give Back Night

On June 28th, Rams Head Group will host a Give Back Night in support of Special Olympics Maryland! Bring the below flyer in and 20% of food sales will be donated back.


Annapolis Irish Festival

Save the date for June 1-2: the proceeds from this year's Annapolis Irish Festival will benefit Special Olympics Maryland!

Click here to learn more or to purchase tickets, and use the promo code SOM for $5 off!

 Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World


Last month, Simon & Schuster published the first-ever biography about Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 




With your support, Special Olympics Maryland athletes can focus on training and competing, and not on the cost to participate. Click here to donate today!

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