Impact

Special Olympics Maryland: New Hires

Our SOMD Family is growing! As summer has come to an end, we’ve expanded our SOMD staff with 3 new employees. We are so excited to welcome Benjamin President, who is our new Sports Director, Brian Anderson with AmeriCorps as...

A Message from the President & CEO: 2021 Quarter 3

From 2013 to March 2020 the investment in our program was from a wide range of supporters that transformed the lives of our athletes and helped us grow participation by 32% -- up 2,145 athletes from 6,571 to 8,716. Since...

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,...

Virtual MOVEment to #ReturnToPlay

A Summer Games Recap by Madison Mangum As athletes, parents, spectators, and volunteers arrived at Towson University for the 2021 SOMD Summer Games, many waited anxiously for Opening Ceremonies to begin so athletes could start competing for the first time...

Sponsor Spotlight: Sunrise Safety Services

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” is a saying you will hear quite frequently around the Special Olympics Maryland office. We are a sports organization and bring many aspects of the playing field into our internal processes. Teams come together to...

Special Olympics Maryland: 2021 Calendar

As the state begins to return to normal, our Special Olympics Maryland Team will be monitoring local and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please note that our 2021 calendar is tentative and the following...

2021 Law Enforcement Torch Run Kick-Off

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Kick-Off took place virtually on March 25th, 2021. Although the atmosphere wasn’t the same as gathering in-person, it was great to have the new LETR council, athlete ambassadors, and staff together. Highlights included the Flame...

Spread the Word >> Inclusion

Special Olympics Maryland celebrated Spread the Word >> Inclusion Day on March 3rd! We invited schools all over Maryland to take the Pledge to include, show respect, be kind, and to live unified. This year we received 170 pledges, thank...

Capitol Hill Day

Written by Madison MangumDirector of Communications, Special Olympics Maryland Capitol Hill Day was a new experience for everyone at Special Olympics Maryland, as it was done through Zoom instead of on top of the notorious hill. Our staff members, athlete...

Thriving at Home During the Pandemic

Written by Donnie Harmon IIIAthlete Leader, Washington County When the COVID-19 Pandemic began in 2020 and many services were shut down, as if right on tune Special Olympics Maryland created an online virtual world for the Athletes through Zoom. I...