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.
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print copies and share them with everyone.
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.
On behalf of Special Olympics AA County, I would also
like to express our gratitude to Victoria's Fancy Foods for making our
program the beneficiary of their 5th Annual Chocolate Olympics.
This is a very popular annual event at their store, with customers
wishing to sample (and judge) the competition paying a fee that
Victoria's is donating to our program. It was very difficult to
choose one dish - all seven of the competitors outdid themselves this
year! Thank you, Victoria's Fancy Foods!
Thanks also to the Capital Gazette for sharing this
photo of the check presentation.
SOMD has decided that Tennis will return to being a Fall
season sport, effective immediately. There will not be a Tennis
competition at Summer Games this year, and we will not hold practices
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. See our
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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