Return to Play

Upcoming Week November 16th – 22nd

We have another great week of Social Clubs, YAPpy Hour, and our Town Hall Event this Wednesday at 6:30 PM! Check out the last full week of #VirtualMOVEment before Thanksgiving Day later next week! Monday YAPpy Hour4:30-5:00pm on Zoom:

Virtual Torch Run: Bruce and Mark Worley Talk Running

Bruce and Mark Worley are distance runners from Howard County who have been running for nearly 30 years and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon! The brother's advice to runners, “Keep running, keep active, and stay strong! Check out...

Virtual Torch Run: Interview with Area Director Ruth Vickers

Like Ruth Vickers, we are “totally thrilled” to be able to safely return to the field. We’ve certainly all missed getting together and our athletes are grateful to be back, a large reason for that is because of the unconditional...

Virtual Torch Run: Interview with Coach Bob Signor

After 6 months, athletes are safely returning to practices and competitions, following our #ReturnToPlay protocols. Our athletes are so grateful for their coaches and the ability to compete again! Thank you, Coach Bob Signor and all of our volunteer coaches...

Return to Play: Athlete Webinar #3

Our last of 3 webinars for SOMD Athletes to learn about SOMD’s new safe return to play protocol. Join us for a Jeopardy showdown to test your Return to Play knowledge. View Webinar #3 Slideshow Presentation

Return to Play: Athlete Webinar #2

Here is the recording from our second webinar in the 3-part Return to Play webinar series. Watch this to learn about ways to cheer your team on while staying socially distant! View the slideshow from this webinar!

Mask Do’s & Don’ts

Over the last few months masks have become the most important accessory to keep everyone safe. However, how you wear the mask is equally as important as having one. Check out these tips to make sure your mask is on...

Celebrate at a Distance!

As we begin practicing in small groups, it is important to follow safety protocol and social distancing guidelines. Here are some ideas for how to congratulate and encourage athletes while remaining six feet apart! Air-fives, victory dances, clapping, and verbal...

Return to Activities Protocol

As citizens, communities, and nations around the world resume operations and activities in the time of COVID-19, Special Olympics has developed guidance for its Programs on returning to activities. This guidance is founded on the latest medical information available and...

Travel to Activity and Onsite Screening