This year's Special Olympics Day with the Bowie Baysox will be
Sunday, July 30th. The game starts at 2:05 pm, but be sure to
arrive early. This is an enjoyable way to support our
athletes. Watch the game in comfort from the Chesapeake Room,
and enjoy the all you can eat buffet! Tickets are $30 each,
and must be ordered by July 25th. Please see our
flyer for more information
about this event, and then to order your tickets. We thank
Glenn Carr for once again taking the lead on this event!
Tickets are now on sale,
and you must be at least 18 years old to attend this event.
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
Save the date! Our 5th Annual
Bull Roast will be held Saturday, September 23, from 7 to 11 pm, at
La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.
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
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
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.
to set up your donation to our program.
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 cancellations, 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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Coaches should advise Gregg Meade or Pru Sahadeo when they plan to
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 -
First practice, Arundel Golf Park; Skills 6:30 - 7:30 pm;
Stroke play (Alternate Shot & Individual) 7:30 - 8:30 pm
22 Kayaking Time trials qualifier, Arlington Echo
Bowie Baysox fundraiser;
request your tickets by July 25th
practice, Edgewater Fitness Center; 7 - 8:30 pm
First practice, B&A Trail Headquarters; 9 - 11 am
12 Kayaking qualifier, Washington College
Tennis First practice,
Annapolis High School; 5:45 - 6:45 pm
20 AA County Golf qualifier Compass Pointe golf course
26 SOMD Kayaking Championships, Washington College
Tenpin Bowling begins, Bowl America Glen
Burnie; 1 - 3 pm
PG County Cycling qualifier (tentative)