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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
 ** We have sold out!  There are no more tickets available for our 5th Annual Bull Roast on September 23rd  **  

Director's Corner

Our 5th Annual Bull Roast will be held Saturday, September 23, from 7 to 11 pm, at La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.  Sorry, no more tickets are available.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd. This is a great way to support Special Olympics Anne Arundel County - great food, good music, dancing, wonderful company, with opportunities to go home with wonderful prizes from one of our wheels - cakes, flowers, liquor, and the always popular money.  Plus, a Chinese auction, a silent auction, raffles with multiple opportunities to win, a 50-50 raffle (yes, another chance to win money), and lots of door prizes awarded throughout the evening.  So come on out, and have a great time!  Don't forget to bring your friends.  For more information, including how to get tickets, buffet menu, check out our Bull Roast flyer.  This is our primary fundraising event, and it truly is an enjoyable evening.

Please be advised that, new forms for athlete participation in any Special Olympics activities are required as the current forms expire.  The new form has 5 pages and requires that the physician complete the physical examination page, also, additional forms may be required now, depending on the athlete's situation.  These new forms are mandated by Special Olympics International.  The forms are available on our Forms page (link available at the top of the page).

Attention coaches! A copy of SOMD's incident reporting form is now available on the Forms page of our web site.  Please print copies and keep them on hand at practices and competitions.

One of out parents has posted a video featuring our tennis team on youtube.  Follow this link to watch and enjoy the video yourself:

SOAAC Tennis team video

Syd Lea is an athlete from Carroll County that wanted to give something back to Special Olympics.  So he sat down with his mom and asked her what he could do.  They came up with the idea to give a little something back every month.  So Syd is donating one hour of his pay every month to Special Olympics Maryland in Carroll County.  For Syd, that's $11.41.

Syd's friend Christine , who is an athlete in Howard County, heard about what Syd is doing and has decided she will make a monthly donation to Special Olympics Maryland in Howard County.  If Syd can do it, so can she.  For Christine, that's $8.25 month.
Now my son, Nicholas, has picked up the challenge and is donating one hour of his pay every month to Anne Arundel County Special Olympics. For Nick that's $8.50.
So here is Nick Meade's challenge to everyone:  Consider giving something back every month to Special Olympics Anne Arundel Co.

Just click here to set up your donation to our program.

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 cancellations, 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.

Volunteers' training links

All coaches and volunteers are required to complete Protective Behaviors training and Concussion training courses to be certified  as volunteers eligible to work with Special Olympics athletes, and this training must be completed every 3 years in order to remain certified volunteers.  Training classes are offered by Special Olympics AA County, usually at the Severna Park Library, notices are sent out by email to those registered with us above.  Or, you can take the courses on-line, using these links:
Protective Behaviors - http;//resources.specialolympics.org/protective_behaviors_training.aspx
Concussion Training - https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/

Current sports:
Tenpin Bowling

9 Carroll County cycling qualifier, (tentative) PCTC Training Facility, Sykesville, MD
23 Bull Roast fundraiser, benefits SOAAC, La Fountaine Bleue,
Glen Burnie, MD 7 - 11 pm.  Sold out!
24 Howard County powerlifting qualifier (tentative)

1 SOMD Golf Championships, Queenstown Harbor Golf Course
8 AA County Soccer qualifier, Severn School
21 SOMD Fall Sports Fest, Mount. St. Mary's College (cycling, powerlifting, tennis)
29 SOMD Soccer tournament, Crown Center, Fruitland, MD


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