July 2017 

Greetings Supporter,

On July 12th, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was posthumously presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.

Upon receiving the award on behalf of his mom and the entire Shriver family, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver sent a message on a simple concept to the world: "Choose to include." 

Over the course of history in so many instances, individuals with intellectual disabilities have not been included. While there are positive examples of progress, where people have chosen to “include” individuals with intellectual disabilities, we still have a long way to go.

Creating a world where opportunity
is not limited by disability,      

James C. Schmutz
President and CEO

I'm pictured above with Special Olympics Maryland athletes competing in the Constellation Senior Players Championship Unified Putting Challenge at Caves Valley Golf Course in Owings Mills, MD.


Kenny Long

Kenny was recently selected to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA! Congratulations, Kenny!

Competes for: Howard County 

Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Power Lifting, Softball 

Fun Fact: Kenny is a huge Baltimore Ravens fan

Click here to watch Kenny's full interview! 

Kayaking Championships - August 26th, Chestertown, MD
Kegs & Corks Festival - August 12th, Crownsville, MD - more info
Over the Edge - September 30th, Bethesda, MD - more info
Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk - October 8th, Baltimore, MD - more info
Rockfish Open - October 14th, Riva, MD - more info


Eunice Kennedy Shriver Wins ESPY 












On July 12th, Eunice Kennedy Shriver was posthumously honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2017 ESPYs.


Constellation Senior Players Championship

As a charity partner of the 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship, Special Olympics Maryland had the opportunity to showcase our athletes and programs.


When Softball is Yellow and Reminds You of Space Camp

After working to overcome challenges his whole life, Special Olympics Maryland athlete Nick Malouf is thriving as a part of Howard County's softball team.


A Special Person: Jim McTygue

Jim McTygue can usually be found behind the scenes managing, organizing, and assembling for different events on the Towson University campus. But for this piece, Jim is taking the spotlight.


EKS Day 2017

On July 20th, we celebrated Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day in honor of the founder of Special Olympics.



MYTH:  Special Olympics athletes only compete with athletes in their own state.

FACT:  While year-round competition occurs throughout Maryland, Special Olympics USA Games and World Games are held every two years! Click here to find out more about the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington.

  Sponsor Highlight

As a presenting sponsor of Over the Edge, The Chevy Chase Land Company continues to be a key partner in strengthening our community engagement in Montgomery County.

They will be showcasing their beautiful location at 2 Bethesda Metro Center for the September 30th event, and we hope you come join us in the fun! 



Are you BRAVE enough to take a dip in the 30 degree bay? Today officially marks six months to Plunge! Click below for more information or to register today.


Kegs & Corks Festival

The 6th Annual Kegs & Corks Festival will feature craft beer & wine samples, food, live music, and more - and it benefits Special Olympics Maryland! Click below for more information.

 Bull & Oyster Roast

Join us on September 16th for the Bull & Oyster Roast supporting Special Olympics Maryland - Baltimore!




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

 Athletes Served




2015-2016 CHANGE

(+ 3.3%)

(+ 238 athletes)


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