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      ** Tickets are now on sale for our Second Annual Bull & Oyster Roast, September 20, 2014, at La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie!  **


"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. 

Schedule Change Notification

 ** Attention - Kayak practices for Tuesday, August 26, will begin at 5:30 for the first session, and at 6:30 for the second session. These start times apply for the rest of the season. **
 

 ** Attention, Volunteer Orientation date has changed to Monday, Sept. 8th, **
 

Director's Corner

SAVE THE DATE!  Our Second Annual Bull Roast is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014, from 7 to 11 at La Fountaine Bleue.  This was a very enjoyable event last year, and we are expecting this year to be even better.  This is our primary fundraiser, and we really appreciate (and need) your support.  Tickets are on sale now, $45 per person, or will be available at the door for $50 per person.  You can save a little money now by booking a table of ten for $400, but you must book your table by September 6th to take advantage of this offer.  So spread the word to family and friends, and we will see you there!  For more details, please see our Bull Roast Flyer.  You will need the Adobe Reader to view this document.  Feel free to print copies and share them with everyone.

Wheels from the Past has chosen our program to be the beneficiary of their 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, Saturday, Aug; 30th,  9 am - 2 pm, at the Greene Turtle Restaurant in Edgewater, MD.  Any of our athletes who attend will vote for their favorite car, and the car receiving the most votes will be awarded a prize.  So come on out and have some fun.  Please see the Car Show flyer for more information.

Attention AA County golfers - SOMD and Special Olympics Upper Shore is holding their 6th Annual Big Bats Open Golf Tournament, a fund raiser to benefit SOMD and SO Upper Shore.  For this year's event, our program can also benefit.  For each foursome that signs up through our program, we would receive slightly over 1/3 share of the $600 entry fee for that foursome.  The tournament is scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 24th at the Queenstown Harbor Golf course, start time, 10 am.  Click here for more information.  So, get the word out to your golfing friends, and head on over to the Shore for a day of golf!


On Saturday, Oct. 4th, the Annapolis Police Dept. will again hold their One Mile Challenge, a fundraiser that benefits Special Olympics Maryland.  Please see the One Mile Challenge flyer for more information.


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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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:

Beginner Global Messenger training  Please discuss with Gregg Meade before applying, apply by 9/4/2014
Emcee audition for SOMD Golf Tournament, submit by 9/10/2014
Emcee audition for SOMD Fall Fest and for Soccer Tournament, submit by 9/29/2014
 

Current sports:
Cycling
Kayaking
Golf
Powerlifting
Soccer
Tennis
10-Pin Bowling

August
28 Volunteer orientation - rescheduled to Sept. 8th

September
6 Kayaking qualifier - Arlington Echo
7
SOHO Powerlifting qualifier 
8 Volunteer orientation -
7  pm, Severna Park Library  Please contact our volunteer coordinator
, Kyle Hines  khinessoaamd@gmail.com  to register.
13
SOCA Cycling qualifier - PCTC Training Facility, Sykesville, MD
13 SO Upper Shore Kayaking qualifier - Washington College, Chestertown MD
20
Bull Roast fundraiser - La Fountaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD
27 SOMD Kayaking Games - Washington College, Chestertown MD

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410-923-0383
FAX
410-923-0200
Postal address
PO Box 553, Crownsville, MD 21032-0553
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