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"Let Me Win, But if I Cannot Win,
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


Tuesday, Dec. 2nd has been designated #Giving Tuesday.  Special Olympics Maryland will be one of the charities that will be participating in fundraising activities, and has provided the following information:

What is #GivingTuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Help us reach our goal of $120,214 on 12*02*14, so we can provide 592 NEW athletes with a full season of training and competition.  On this day, we will also be joining other non-profits as part of the Maryland Gives More Campaign to raise $12.2M and show the world we are the most generous state in America!  For more information visit,
www.somd.org/givingtuesday

As part of #Giving Tuesday, if you wish to contribute and also to benefit Special Olympics AA County, click on the logo below to be directed to SOMD's donation site and designate your donation to benefit our program.


We will be having our Come Have a Ball bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Bowl America Glen Burnie.  Come on out, have some fun, maybe go home with something nice.  Plus, it benefits our athletes!  What's not to like?  For details, and for contact information to reserve a slot, please see our flyer.

Our Second Annual Bull Roast was a success in all aspects.  The attendees had a wonderful time - the food was delicious, the music was great, and there were lots of happy winners - door prizes, raffles, silent auction, Chinese auction, money wheel, cake wheel, and a plant and liquor wheel.  We are very grateful for all of the businesses and people who made donations and helped out at the Bull Roast.  And  a big "Thank you!" to the committee that put everything together.  Thanks to everyone's contributions, the was also a successful fundraiser for our program.  So spread the word - this is an event that you will really enjoy.  Save your third Saturday in September!  We will be doing this again.

 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 ( 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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Coming Events


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.  You may also go to the SOMD News page to see these:

No current announcements.

Current sports:
10-Pin Bowling

November
5
Floor Hockey begins - Skills, Mentors at Ruth Eason School; Teams at Ridgeway Elementary School
16 Southern Region Tenpin Bowling Tournament Bowl America Glen Burnie
SOMD Regional Tournaments fact sheet
19 Volunteer Orientation Severna Park Library 6 pm

December
1
Basketball begins - Junior Skills, Skills at Ruth Eason School; Teams, Mentors at Old Mill Middle South
2
Skiing begins - Snowshoers and Alpine skiers report to Ruth Eason School for organizational meeting
6 Skiing begins - Snowshoeing - Naval Station at Greenbury Point
7 SOMD Tenpin Bowling Finals - Gaithersburg
14 Duckpin Bowling begins - Severna Park Bowling Lanes
15 Holiday Party 6 - 8:30 pm Marley Middle School

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