October 2018 

Greetings Supporter,

I am inspired by our athletes every day... every day. 

We wrapped up our Special Olympics Maryland fall sports season on Sunday, October 28th with our state soccer tournament hosted by our good friends at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland. On October 20th we celebrated our 30th anniversary of the Fall Sports Festival at Mount St. Mary’s, another exceptional committed supporter of our athletes and mission. 

Choose to Include,                      

James C. Schmutz
President and CEO

I am pictured above looking on as athlete emcees Thomas Smith & Al Barnes welcome participants to the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics Maryland Fall Sports Festival at Mount St. Mary's University.


The Emry Brothers

Grant, Cole, and Tucker Emry compete together as Unified soccer teammates in Baltimore County.

Click here to watch the full story! 

2018 IUS Tennis Championship - November 7th, Baltimore, MD - more info
2018 State Bowling Championship - December 2nd, Gaithersburg, MD

Over the Edge - November 3rd, Bethesda, MD - more info
5K on the Runway - November 10th, Frederick, MD - more info
Rockfish Open - November 10th, Riva, MD - more info 
St. Mary's Splash - December 8th, Scotland, MD - more info
2019 MSP Polar Bear Plunge - January 24th-26th, Annapolis, MD - more info


2018 State Soccer Championship











On Sunday, October 28th, more than 400 athletes & Unified partners competed for the 2018 State Soccer Championship at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland.



2018 Fall Sports Festival

Photo by Marleen Van den Neste 

On Saturday, October 20th, more than 450 athletes & Unified partners competed for the 2018 Fall Sports Festival at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg. The competition was a celebration of the 30 years of partnership with the Mount.



A Field Day to Remember

Photo by Steve Ruark 

On October 8th, more than 80 Baltimore City elementary school students joined Sailors & Marines for a Special Olympics Young Athletes field day in celebration of this year's Maryland Fleet Week.


Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can give back to Special Olympics Maryland simply by shopping on Amazon.com? From today through November 2nd, AmazonSmile is donating 5% to Special Olympics Maryland. Use the link below to start shopping!

MYTHI enjoyed watching Maryland athletes during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July, but now I have to wait 4 more years to see them on a big stage again.

FACTThe Special Olympics World Games are coming up in March of next year, and athletes are representing Maryland! Click below to learn more about their trip to Abu Dhabi.

  Sponsor Highlight

Since 2008, Rams Head has been a dedicated supporter of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge and has raised over $350,000 for Special Olympics Maryland.

 Join us at the Rams Head Ice Lodge at this year's Plunge...  it's the perfect place to warm up & enjoy live music, drinks, and more.

5K on the Runway

Don't miss the first-ever 5K on the Runway in support of Special Olympics Maryland! 



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!


Special Olympics Maryland is made possible by the time and energy of our dedicated volunteers. Click here to learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities!

 Athletes Served





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