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
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
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
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Basketball begins - Junior Skills, Skills at
Ruth Eason School; Teams, Mentors at Old Mill Middle South
Skiing begins - Snowshoers and Alpine
skiers report to
Ruth Eason School for organizational meeting
Skiing begins - Snowshoeing - Naval Station
at Greenbury Point
10 Floor Hockey teams only, practice canceled
17 Floor Hockey teams only, practice canceled
Duckpin Bowling begins - Severna Park
Holiday Party 6 - 8:30 pm Marley Middle School
Basketball schedule change -
Daryl Allen's team, Anita Eisner's team, Mentors practice move to
Severn School on Sundays from 2 - 4 pm
Basketball Junior Skills, Skills
Ruth Eason School; Robert Stroud's team, Scott Lewis' team remain at Old Mill Middle South
on Monday evenings