I would like to thank our Bowling fundraiser committee
and the committee chair, Anita Eisner, for another event that was both
enjoyable for the participants, and profitable for our program.
And a big thanks to Bowl America Glen Burnie for providing the venue and
the staff support. We really appreciate everyone that contributed
to making this a success!
On behalf of Special Olympics AA County, I would also
like to express our gratitude to Victoria's Fancy Foods for making our
program the beneficiary of their 5th Annual Chocolate Olympics.
This is a very popular annual event at their store, with customers
wishing to sample (and judge) the competition paying a fee that
Victoria's is donating to our program. It was very difficult to
choose one dish - all seven of the competitors outdid themselves this
year! Thank you, Victoria's Fancy Foods!
SOMD has decided that Tennis will return to being a Fall
season sport, effective immediately. There will not be a Tennis
competition at Summer Games this year, and we will not hold practices
SOMD' primary fund raiser, the Polar Bear Plunge, has
been rescheduled, and will held on March 8th.. If you could not make the
original date and would like to participate, please follow this link
to register for the Plunge.
For parents / caregivers of younger children, ages 3 -
6, the Young Athletes Program will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 11th,
4:30 - 5:30 pm, at the Marley Glen School in Glen Burnie. For more
see the flyer or contact
Janis Jank, email@example.com
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. See our
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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Coaches should advise Gregg Meade or Pru Sahadeo when they plan to
SOAAC Basketball qualifier, Severn School, (mandatory for 21 & under
8 Basketball qualifier, McDaniel College, (mandatory for teams)
Track & Field
SOMD Spring Games
SOAAC Aquatics qualifier, Naval Academy hosts
SOAAC Bocce, Track & Field qualifier, Naval Academy hosts