Healthy Athletes

Strong Minds Bingo Challenge

Join SOMD in a 4-week virtual Challenge that focuses on various Self Care / Strong Minds strategies that work best for you. Complete one strategy a day and then cross it off. After 25 days you will have learned 25...

Healthy Athletes: Year End Review

Special Olympics Maryland’s Healthy Athletes Program has been very busy during the 2022–2023 year! 4 extensive health screening opportunities were hosted across the state for 497 individuals with a mental or physical disability without access to proper health care, and...

MedFest Event at UMD Xfinity Center

On January 11th & 12, SOMD held our very first MedFest event at UMD Xfinity Center to help over 200 Prince Georges County Public School (PGCPS) students receive their updated sports medicals! Over both days, we had approximately 15 clinical...

Inclusive Health & Medical Advocacy Trainings

Over the past few months, our Inclusive Health & Fitness team along with SOMD Athlete Leaders have held Medical Advocacy Trainings. These trainings were aimed to target health professionals and health professional students to help understand what Inclusive Health is...

Full Body Workouts

Need an at-home workout to keep you healthy and active? Our Global Health Messengers have created various workouts with 6-7 exercises for all ability types so you can prepare your whole body for your next competition or lift your mood...

National Sports Day

National Sports Day was founded in 2019 to celebrate athletes, families, and fans of all sports. National Sports Day is about the benefits of sporting competition. When the youth have an opportunity to play sports competitively, they improve their skills...

World Mental Health Day

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life,...

Walktober

Walktober is celebrated in October to increase healthy habits. It was made to help people get out and enjoy the fresh air. This is a holiday to promote pedestrian safety, health, and exercise! The Facts Maryland’s state exercise is WALKING...

Family Health and Fitness Day

Family Health and Fitness Day USA is on the last Saturday of September and it’s a day that promotes physical activity and health with your loved ones. We share genes with our family, but aren’t aware of the everyday habits...

National I Love My Feet Day

National I Love My Feet Day is a day to appreciate how valuable our feet are. Our feet put up with all the things we do in our everyday lives such as standing, walking, and playing sports. It is important...