Activities

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we want to encourage all of our athletes to pledge to support others who have been hurt or harmed, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people’s differences, and help include those...

Certified Athlete Leaders: Social Media Influencers

Our Athlete Leaders have become Influencers! 9 Athlete Leaders have started their journey to becoming Social Media Influencers to help share about their lives, involvement with SOMD, advocate for their athlete friends, and create a positive space about health, wellness,...

World Smile Day

World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October each year. In 1963, Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, created the smiley face. The smiley face went on to be a recognizable symbol of goodwill and...

SECU Kindness

Through acts of kindness, no matter the scale, we are able to strengthen an invisible connection we all have to each other and our community. Something we can’t always see, but rather something we can feel and experience.  Whether we...

90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge

Did you know that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change? The 21/90 rule states that once you have established a habit, you can turn it into a lifestyle...

#WellnessWednesday David Godoy logs over 100 miles for #VTR

Global Health Messenger and Athlete Leader, David Godoy has consistently logged miles all summer for the #VirtualTorchRun and is an incredible example of an athlete prioritizing their health this #WellnessWednesday and all summer for SOMD and LETR! Check out David’s...

Inclusive Research Project

The Special Olympics Inclusive Research Team is looking for participants for their study. The team is researching the health, wellbeing, and social connectedness of Special Olympics athletes and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They are looking to interview:  Special...

Virtual MOVEment

Like most organizations that host large-scale, in-person events, we were forced to get creative last year. On March 7th of 2020, we hosted our last basketball qualifier at Garrison Forest. A week later, the entire state was shut down. With...

Hello from Tokyo with Team Canada’s Gaby Dabrowski

Spend some time at Olympic Village with our Gaby Dabrowski. Gaby is a professional tennis player who has become a friend to Special Olympics Maryland over the past year. Last week, she reached out and offered to host a virtual...

Upcoming Week July 26th – August 1st

This week we have multiple virtual offerings such as our Coffee Chats, Mindful Meditation sessions, and great social clubs like the Justin and Jim Sports Show, concluding with our epic WWE-themed Dance Party! This is the last week of the...