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Let Me Be Brave In The Attempt."

Please be advised - on this web site, we attempt to be as accurate as possible concerning the times, dates and locations for practices and activities.  When, due to circumstances beyond our control, an activity is canceled, rescheduled, or relocated at the last minute, the new information will be noted below as quickly as possible.  If you are dropping off an athlete for an activity, we strongly recommend that you confirm that activity on site before you depart. 


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Director's Corner

One of out parents has posted a video featuring our tennis team on youtube.  Follow this link to watch and enjoy the video yourself:

SOAAC Tennis team video

Thanks to all who came to the Bull Roast at La Fountaine Bleue.  It was a very successful fundraiser for our program.  We really appreciate all of your support!  And we are very grateful to all of the donors who contributed to making this a truly enjoyable event.  Thank you, thank you. thank you.

Syd Lea is an athlete from Carroll County that wanted to give something back to Special Olympics.  So he sat down with his mom and asked her what he could do.  They came up with the idea to give a little something back every month.  So Syd is donating one hour of his pay every month to Special Olympics Maryland in Carroll County.  For Syd, that's $11.41.

Syd's friend Christine , who is an athlete in Howard County, heard about what Syd is doing and has decided she will make a monthly donation to Special Olympics Maryland in Howard County.  If Syd can do it, so can she.  For Christine, that's $8.25 month.
Now my son, Nicholas, has picked up the challenge and is donating one hour of his pay every month to Anne Arundel County Special Olympics. For Nick that's $8.50.
So here is Nick Meade's challenge to everyone:  Consider giving something back every month to Special Olympics Anne Arundel Co.

Just click here to set up your donation to our program.

For information about volunteer opportunities with our program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kyle Hines ( khinessoaamd@gmail.com ).  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 here.

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 Facebook 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.

Gregg Meade greggmeade@verizon.net


















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Coaches' training

Coaches should advise Gregg Meade or Pru Sahadeo when they plan to attend classes.

Athlete opportunities - SOMD
Special Olympics Maryland will send out announcements about opportunities for athletes to expand their horizons.  Latest offerings:

We are so very proud to offer our first ever Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) University. We will be offering three different Athlete Leadership Courses over two days. Here are the details
WHAT:                 ALPs University
WHERE:         Special Olympics Maryland HQ
 3701 Commerce Drive, Suite 103
 Baltimore, Halethorpe MD, 21227
WHEN:      Friday November 11th, 2016       Global Messenger 2      Must have completed your Beginner Global Messenger Requirements

                    Saturday November 12th, 2016  Leadership
Must have completed your Beginner Global Messenger Requirements

You may register for both Global Messenger 2 and Leadership if you wish.

Saturday November 12th, 2016  Beginner Global Messenger

WHO:                    Global Messenger 2                   
Existing athlete leaders who have completed Beginner Global Messenger
Existing athlete leaders who have completed Beginner Global Messenger
                                Beginner Global Messenger       
Open to all new interested athletes. (Must have a mentor)
If you are enrolling in Beginner Global Messenger then you are limited to just that class.
We are looking forward to seeing all the returning Athlete Leaders and to welcoming new athlete leaders in November.

Current sports:
Tenpin Bowling

Halloween Party Marley Middle School
24 Volunteer Orientation Severna Park Library, 6;30 pm
30 SOMD Soccer tournament, Crown Center, Fruitland, Md

Southern Regional Tenpin Bowling Tournament, Bowl America Glen Burnie


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