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Welcome new Board Members!

  Special Olympics Maryland welcomes Arnold Farmer, Jennifer Donelan and Damon Evans to the Board of Directors. We are proud to welcome these new Board members who were elected at the most recent Board meeting on August 28th.   Arnold Farmer joins our board from SC&H where he serves as an Audit Manager. He is…

SOMD Merchandise

SOMD Merchandise

Get your Special Olympics Maryland merchandise from our new merchandise website thanks to our friends at Will Promo. You can order your 50th Anniversary gear, LETR t-shirts, swag for your favorite events, and so much more! Check it out willpromo.com/somd!

SOMD Virtual MOVEment

SOMD Virtual MOVEment

 Our 2020 Summer Games have been canceled but that’s not stopping our Special Olympics Maryland athletes. They are staying active and engaged with our #VirtualMOVEment campaign! How you joined the MOVEment yet? What’s stopping you? Become a member of our Virtual MOVEment Facebook Group.

Chief Hyatt – Why She Keeps Coming Back

Chief Hyatt – Why She Keeps Coming Back

Written by: Samantha Boyd, Special Olympics Maryland Volunteer Coordinator Over the course of the year, countless law enforcement officers dedicate their time to support Special Olympics Maryland. Whether it be through awarding medals, participating in the Torch Run, or throwing themselves into the freezing Chesapeake Bay come every January, officers commit themselves not only to the…

It Just Takes One

It Just Takes One

Written by: Samantha Boyd, Special Olympics Maryland Volunteer Coordinator “It’s been an emotional investment for me because I’ve been at their beginning, and it’s like they’re a part of me. They’ve become my closest friends…Even when I’m not physically there, I still make my presence known to them because a lot of them don’t have the…

COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update

11/17/20 Update After communication with Special Olympics International, state and local officials, event and competition venues; and with consideration of updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland State Health Department, Special Olympics Maryland is made the following decisions regarding 2021 events and competitions: Deep Creek Dunk will be moved to…

Caprice West Wins 2019 SONA Outstanding Coach

Caprice West Wins 2019 SONA Outstanding Coach

Special Olympics Maryland is thrilled to announce that Caprice West, multi-sport Interscholastic Unified Sports coach from Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, has been named the 2019 Special Olympics North America Outstanding Coach. Coach West has served as a Special Olympics coach for ten years, currently coaching bowling, bocce, and tennis for Southern’s Interscholastic…

Remembering Gregg Meade: A Letter from the President & CEO

Remembering Gregg Meade: A Letter from the President & CEO

On January 8, 2020, Special Olympics Maryland lost a champion for our athletes and our mission, when Anne Arundel County Area Director, Gregg Meade lost his 19 month battle with cancer. I would like to share this message that I sent to all of Area Directors who as volunteers serve in a similar capacity of…

A Thrill for Everyone

This article was written by RJ  Nealon It’s an overcast day looking out from Sandy Point State Park over the Bay Bridge, which sits in a heavy fog. Tents surround the park and several vendors are set up. The bright yellow sand which stains your feet is soaked from overnight rain. Thousands of people gather…

SOMD Figure Skating Team Makes a Difference in the Special Needs Community

SOMD Figure Skating Team Makes a Difference in the Special Needs Community

Figure skating is one of the more popular sports in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, with thousands participating in both individual, pair, and synchronized events occurring throughout the year. One thing was missing from all of these events: Special Olympics figure skating. That was until about 9 years ago when the Special Olympics Maryland…

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