Our annual Bull Roast is the primary fundraiser for our program, and we
expect our 3rd Annual Bull Roast to be bigger and better than ever!
We have tweaked the menu, based on attendee's feedback, and we will have
prize wheels, raffles, and auctions again. And our DJ will be back
to get everyone up on their feet. Check out our
Bull Roast flyer for
details - location, time, pricing, menu items,... This
is an event that you will really enjoy. Get the word out.
Advance payment for a table of ten will save on the admission,
Famous Dave's BBQ and Special Olympics Maryland are teaming up to
present Famous Dave's Bocce and Backyard BBQ Day at 6 of their
restaurant locations around the state. The Annapolis restaurant
will host this event on Saturday, Sept. 12. In conjunction with
this event, all Famous Dave's restaurants will offer Brave in the
Attempt platters on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from September 11th
thru the end of the month. A portion of the platter's cost will be
donated to the restaurant's Local Area Special Olympics program.
For more information, to make a donation, or to get involved, please
to go to Special Olympics Maryland's event page announcing this event.
We are recruiting for a new volunteer position on our management team,
grant writer. Applicants should be willing to spend an hour or two
each week, identifying potential grant sources, researching the
requirements, writing grant requests, serving as the point of contact
for Special Olympics Anne Arundel County, and reporting back to the
management team at our monthly meetings. All positions on our
management team are filled by volunteers. Interested parties
should contact our Area Director
Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Special Olympics are teaming up
again to provide the Young Athletes Program for children with special
needs, ages 3 - 7, during the 2015 - 2016
school year. For information about this program, including the starting
date and practice schedule, please see their
flyer. Janis Jank
will again be the point of contact. Her new email address is
The August 6th on-line edition of the Capital newspaper includes a great
article on our kayaking program by Kathleen Shatt. To view this
article, click on the following link: Kathy's People: Special Olympians train for kayaking competition
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
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Tennis begins, 5:45 - 6:45
pm, Annapolis High School
23 SOAAC Golf qualifier,
Compass Pointe Golf Course
27 Volunteer orientation,
6:30 pm, Severna Park Library Contact our volunteer coordinator,
( firstname.lastname@example.org ),
to pre-register, or to get more information.
29 SOAAC kayaking time trials,
Tenpin Bowling begins, 1 - 3
pm, Bowl America Glen Burnie
6 SO Howard Co. Powerlifting qualifier
12 SO Carroll Co.
Cycling qualifier (tentative)
12 Famous Dave's Bocce and Backyard BBQ Day, Annapolis
location, 10 am - 12 noon. See the
19 SOMD Kayaking qualifier,
26 Third Annual Bull Roast, 7 - 11, La Fountaine Bleu, see
Bull Roast flyer for