Healthy Athletes

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...

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...

#WellnessWednesday Health Messenger Series – David Godoy Stretches

Below you will find a stretching series from Health Messenger, David Godoy, watch these videos and get a full upper body stretching session in whenever you need it. Tricep Stretches https://youtu.be/6HvSndPHw98 David Godoy, Special Olympics Maryland Health Messenger will demonstrate...

Upcoming Week April 26th – May 2nd

Get your mind and body right with us this week. As always we have our meditation sessions to begin and end the week, but this week we also have some extra fun workouts planned to start tonight! Check out our...

Upcoming Week February 15th – 21st

This #UpcomingWeek is packed with great Athlete Leadership opportunities, YAPpy Hour sessions for our younger athletes, two awesome Social Club events, and more! Check out the week and register in advance now! Monday Meditation and Mindful Mondays12:00-12:15pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3ptvHCb...

Upcoming Week January 18 – 24th

This is the last week before our epic Virtual Plunge week. If you want to get involved and haven't already registered head to Plungemd.com. In the meantime you can find our schedule for the upcoming week below to keep you...

Wellness Wednesday: Flu Prevention

Mask up, lather up, sleeve up! These are just three steps you need to know as we prepare for Flu season with COVID-19 still looming. Check out these resources and schedule your Flu shot today!