September 2018 

Greetings Supporter,

On behalf of the 7,782 Special Olympics Maryland athletes who train and compete year-round in 27 sports, I want to thank the Baltimore Ravens for making the lives of our athletes better. On September 24th, the Ravens hosted over 50 Special Olympics Maryland athletes for an NFL Play 60 Clinic.

Our athletes were welcomed, respected, and included with an exceptional opportunity to go through a series of football drills at multiple stations during the two hour session. Our athletes are driven to get the most out of what they have and the clinic provided a glimpse of that determination. 


Choose to Include,                      


James C. Schmutz
President and CEO

I am pictured above cheering on Special Olympics Maryland athletes and Baltimore Ravens players as they warm up for the All Ability Play 60 Clinic on September 24th.

ATHLETE of the MONTH

Andy Robillard

Competes for: Frederick County
Sports: Basketball, Golf, Floor Hockey, Skiing, Soccer
Years Competing: 24
Fun Fact: Andy has worked at Staples for 16 years
Click here to watch the full interview! 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS
2018 State Golf Championship - September 30th - Queenstown, MD - more info
2018 Fall Sports Festival - October 20th, Emmitsburg, MD - more info
2018 State Soccer Championship - October 28th, Fruitland, MD 

UPCOMING EVENTS
2018 Health Expo - October 6th, Towson, MD - more info
Rockfish Open - October 27th, Riva, MD - more info
Over the Edge - November 3rd, Bethesda, MD - more info
5K on the Runway - November 10th, Frederick, MD - more info
 

 

Ravens Host All Abilities Play 60 Clinic


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Shawn Hubbard/Baltimore Ravens

On September 24th, the Baltimore Ravens hosted over 50 Special Olympics Maryland athletes for an All Ability Play 60 Clinic at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

 

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ESPN Highlights Howard County Athlete Catherine Gruss

Special Olympics Maryland athlete Catherine Gruss was recently highlighted as part of ESPN's ' Special Olympics 50 Game Changers' campaign.

 

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2018 GEICO Tunnel Run Recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 10th Anniversary GEICO Tunnel Run on Sunday, September 16th!

 

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Introducing: 2018 5K on the Runway

Join us on Saturday, November 10th for the first ever 5K on the Runway! You won't want to miss it - it's the fastest, flattest course around.

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MYTHFall Sports Festival is only for athletes older than age 7.

FACTCalling all athletes ages 2-7! We'll be hosting a Young Athletes Program Open House at this year's Fall Sports Festival on October 20th. Join us to learn more about this sport and play program!

  Sponsor Highlight: 
Coca-Cola


On September 4th, Coca-Cola invited 25 Special Olympics athletes to the Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals game.

Win a Spot to Go Over the Edge

Enter our raffle and you could be one of six lucky winners to go Over the Edge on November 3rd!

Your gift will not only get you closer to the edge, but it will also help to support Special Olympics Maryland's athletes. 

 

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 Athletes Served

7,782

5,298 TRAINING & COMPETITION

2,489 TRAINING


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