SAVE THE DATE! Our Second Annual Bull Roast
is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014, from 7 to 11 at La
Fountaine Bleue. This was a very enjoyable event last year, and we
are expecting this year to be even better. This is our primary
fundraiser, and we really appreciate (and need) your support.
Tickets are on sale now, $45 per person, or will be available at the
door for $50 per person. You can save a little money now by
booking a table of ten for $400, but you must book your table by
September 6th to take advantage of this offer. So spread the word
to family and friends, and we will see you there! For more
details, please see our Bull Roast Flyer.
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Wheels from the Past has chosen our program to be the beneficiary of
their 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, Saturday, Aug; 30th,
9 am - 2 pm, at the Greene Turtle Restaurant in Edgewater, MD. Any
of our athletes who attend will vote for their favorite car, and the car
receiving the most votes will be awarded a prize. So come on out
and have some fun. Please see the Car Show flyer for
Attention AA County golfers - SOMD and Special Olympics Upper Shore is
holding their 6th Annual Big Bats Open Golf Tournament, a fund raiser to
benefit SOMD and SO Upper Shore. For this year's event, our
program can also benefit. For each foursome that signs up through
our program, we would receive slightly over 1/3 share of the $600 entry fee
for that foursome. The tournament is scheduled on Wednesday, Sept.
24th at the Queenstown Harbor Golf course, start time, 10 am.
Click here for more information.
So, get the word out to your golfing friends, and head on over to the
Shore for a day of golf!
On Saturday, Oct. 4th, the Annapolis
Police Dept. will again hold their One Mile Challenge, a fundraiser that
benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Please see the One Mile Challenge flyer for
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the
Knights of Columbus Annapolis Council 1384, and Pasadena Council 10966
for making our program the beneficiary of their Tootsie Roll Campaigns
this year. We are truly grateful for their support, and appreciate
their willingness to assist us with future endeavors.
For information about volunteer opportunities with our
program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kyle Hines
Coaches and assistant coaches must be at least 18 years old, and must
undergo a background check. Volunteers who assist at events or
practices may be younger than 18, but volunteers who are under 16 must
be supervised by a parent or guardian.
To make information about our programs more available,
we have added contact email addresses for our head coaches to each
of the pages for our sports programs.
I wish to make athletes, parents, and caregivers aware
that after discussions with Special Olympics, Inc., and Special Olympics
North America, Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) will be enforcing age group
regulations for teams. The age
groupings that SOMD will use are 8 - 11, 12 - 15, 16 - 21, 22 -
39, 40 and over. Additional
groups may be possible in the 22 and over group, depending on the
numbers of adult participants. The regulatory article, Article 1
of the Sports Rules is available on Special Olympics USA's web site. See
Sports Rules, Article 1
for details (scroll down to Section H on page 7). Note that SOMD
has decided to subdivide the upper and lower age groupings for teams. SOMD has an explanation of and the underlying
rationale for the policy available on their web site. See the Explanation and Rationale
For Facebook fans, we have a group in Facebook -
Special Olympics Maryland, Anne Arundel County. Messages about
upcoming events, last minute cancelations, and the start of our sports
seasons will be posted here. Link to our
Page here, and join our group!.
If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact me, via phone, fax, e-mail,
or regular post, and I will respond as quickly as I can.
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Athlete opportunities - SOMD
Special Olympics Maryland will send out announcements about
opportunities for athletes to expand their horizons. You may also
go to the SOMD News page to see these:
Beginner Global Messenger training
Please discuss with Gregg Meade before applying, apply by 9/4/2014
Emcee audition for SOMD Golf Tournament, submit
Emcee audition for SOMD Fall Fest and for Soccer Tournament,
submit by 9/29/2014
Volunteer orientation - rescheduled to Sept. 8th
6 Kayaking qualifier -
7 SOHO Powerlifting qualifier
8 Volunteer orientation -
7 pm, Severna Park Library Please contact
our volunteer coordinator, Kyle Hines
SOCA Cycling qualifier - PCTC Training Facility, Sykesville, MD
SO Upper Shore Kayaking qualifier - Washington College,
fundraiser - La Fountaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD
SOMD Kayaking Games - Washington College,