Impact

President Corner: February

https://youtu.be/1kW4x5vSKrc Thanks to 14,476 plungers, a very busy February kicked off with the most successful Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge week ever! 66 Super Plungers including 19 athletes got us started with the marathon 24 plunges in 24 hours...

A Message from the President & CEO: 2023 Quarter 4

I first experienced the call, “Hey Coach” from Dr. Tom Songster in 1986.  Tom dedicated his life to providing our athletes with the highest quality sports experience. While he certainly earned his doctorate, Dr. Songster preferred to be called coach,...

A Message from the President & CEO: 2023 Quarter 3

I love our Fall sports season because so much is happening. From August to December athletes train and compete in kayaking, golf, cycling, flag football, long-distance running, powerlifting, soccer, tennis, and bowling. 10 sports in these five months are more...

SOMD Spotlight: Marva Davis

https://youtu.be/h95huH2xk8M Marva Davis has been volunteering with Special Olympics Maryland - Washington County since SOMD’s incorporation in 1970. She is celebrating a well-deserved retirement and President & CEO, Jim Schmutz sat down with Marva to talk about her journey with...

2023 Summer Games Recap

Summer Games are the best time of the year for the 15,558 athletes and Unified® teammates across the state. From sports to inclusive health opportunities, to athlete leadership, this time of year showcases what Special Olympics Maryland provides to their...

Unified Physical Education Year-In-Review

5 different counties are partnered with Special Olympics Maryland to provide Unified Physical Education classes in elementary, middle, and high schools! 807 students have participated in Unified Physical Education alongside a total of 33 teachers and schools, creating more inclusive...

Young Athletes: Year in Review

Young Athletes is expanding across Maryland, in schools, and in your home. 4 new counties joined our program, 257 classrooms are engaged in programming, and the at-home program is teaching 266 Young Athletes. These are just a few highlights from...

Athlete of the Season: Adam Hays

If you have been following Special Olympics Maryland for a while, you may remember a monthly feature we used to do called Athlete of the Month. Well, we have revamped it and switched it to Athlete of the Season because...

Thank You, Volunteers!

Thank You, Summer Games Volunteers!Over 400 amazing stars shone brightly on Towson's Campus and at Kiwanis Wallas Park over Summer Games Weekend. Through weather delays, warm days, and plenty of sportsman displays, our volunteers brought their own heat and heart...

Founders’ Champion Award

https://youtu.be/n-pIQ-66cnU The purpose of establishing the Founders' Champion Award is to honor the legacy of the Founders of Special Olympics Maryland by recognizing a leader in the community who personifies the values and commitment that led to organizing Special Olympics Maryland in 1970.    Throughout history including...