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Our Virtual MOVEment is not just social clubs and dance parties – even though those are the fan favorites. SOMD's Virtual MOVEment is your healthy habits resource library! We have everything from exercise routines to games that you can play with your quarantine crew. There is so much content that it can definitely be a little overwhelming, so we hooked you up with a great resource library filter. Search by activity, topic, or sport to find the resource that is right for you!

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Why I Volunteer

For our 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Week, we wanted to collect responses of why our volunteers pick Special Olympics Maryland as their preferred cause. See a few of the responses from...

Upcoming Week April 19 – 25th

This #UpcomingWeek is packed with virtual opportunities for our YAPpy Hour Students to our Athlete Leaders! Check it all out in our schedule and don’t forget to register for your...

Upcoming Week April 12 – 18th

Monday Meditation and Mindful Mondays12:00-12:15pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3ptvHCb SOMD Coffee Chat3:00-3:30pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/2ZonbsO YAPpy Hour4:30-5:00pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3t0NLpf Tuesday SOMD Coffee Chat12:30-1:00pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/2ZonbsO MOVEment Meeting7:30-8:00pm on Zoom:...

Upcoming Week April 5 – 11th

Find time this week to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather because we have a busy Virtual MOVEment schedule! Check out all of our virtual events below including Social...

Upcoming Week March 29nd – April 4th

This week we don't have any #VirtualMOVEment activities.... APRIL FOOLS! We may have a lighter schedule but it is still packed with virtual opportunities for you to stay connected. Monday...

3/18 The Justin and Jim Sports Show with Keith Mills

The Justin and Jim Sports Show are welcoming a special guest WBAL TV-11 Sports broadcaster and WBAL News Radio 1090 and FM 101.5 radio show host, Keith Mills! Mills has...

Upcoming Week March 22nd – 28th

It’s been over 1 year since going 100% virtual and launching multiple weekly virtual opportunities through our Virtual MOVEment website!. Thank you to everyone who has been staying active with...

Upcoming Week March 15th – 21st

This #UpcomingWeek you will have unlimited opportunities to be social between all of our Social Clubs and Coffee Chats! Check out our lighter week and register for some of our...

3/6 Endurance MOVEment Meeting: Sam Smith

#ICYMI Here is Spirited Sam's MOVEment Meeting from March 9th. Get your workout gear on and join Sam for this quick 30-minute endurance workout! Let us know how it goes!...

Upcoming Week March 8th – 14th

Although you still may be recovering from all of our events over the weekend, it’s time for the #UpcomingWeek! This week won’t be as hectic as last, but check out...

SOMD Virtual Backgrounds

Directions: Use these images as your virtual backgrounds in all virtual classes and meetings to start conversations about inclusion. Right-click > Save As > then save the image to your computer....

Upcoming Week March 1st – 7th

This week is jam-packed and it is going to be a blast! We have our usual events and trainings, but this week is also one of our favorites of the...
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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...

#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...

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...

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....

5/25 MOVEment Meeting: Yoga with Sam Boyd

It’s the final #WellnessWednesday of May, and we’ve been celebrating Mental Health Awareness all month long to show our appreciation for our mental well-being! If you haven’t joined in, there...

5/11 MOVEment Meeting with TU Field Hockey

Were you at our MOVEment Meeting last night with the Towson University Field Hockey team? Whether you were able to join or not, this workout is the perfect way to...

School of Strength: Class Is NOW In Session

Are you ready for an intense workout? WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre will take you through 10 exercises from the Unified Fitness Kit Cards that will help you improve your endurance,...

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...

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...

3/6 Endurance MOVEment Meeting: Sam Smith

#ICYMI Here is Spirited Sam's MOVEment Meeting from March 9th. Get your workout gear on and join Sam for this quick 30-minute endurance workout! Let us know how it goes!...

1/9 MOVEment Meeting – Monique Matthews (Strength)

https://youtu.be/e6Aj8VZOY_0 #ICYMI and couldn't join us last night for the Monique Matthews MOVEment Meeting, don't worry we got you! Take this #WellnessWedensday and follow along with Monique's 30-minute strength workout.

Dooley’s Diabetes Discussion

In this #WellnessWednesday series Chris Dooley will interview Dr. Medha Satyarengga, an endocrinologist from the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health! Last year, SOMD Athlete Leader and Health Messenger, Chris...
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9/14 You Can Do It Zoomcast – Medal Stories

Monday, our athletes shared stories of their favorite Medal Moments from previous competitions during the biweekly You Can Do It Zoomcast! Check out the recording here, and feel as inspired...

Kalkstein Chiropractic: (Ep. 6) Elbow Pain

Hey, tennis players (and all other athletes with elbow problems)! Episode 6 of Kalkstein Chiropractic's "The Top 20 Most. Common Injuries & Complaints with Athletes" is now live. This we...

Challenge: Bob Signor Burpees with Unified Partner Mike Wenig

If you have gone to a Bob Signor basketball practice you have definitely done some burpees. Even though the basketball season is over, Unified Partner, Mike Wenig is staying active...

Challenge: Justin Hunsinger Basketball Workout

Get your head in the game with this basketball workout lead by athlete leader Justin Hunsinger. Don't forget to comment your workouts or share them in our Virtual MOVEment Facebook...

Challenge: McDaniel Women’s Soccer Team Workout

This week's sports challenge comes from the McDaniel Women's Soccer team! Check out this soccer workout including Ceover Mirrors and a Dribbling series. Thank you to McDaniel Women's Soccer Team...

Sports Challenge: Ali McDonough Soccer Training

Ali McDonough, daughter of long time volunteer from Howard County, John McDonough sent us a workout challenge from the Big Apple. Follow along with the video or find the complete...

Social Club: O’s Head Groundskeeper, Nicole Sherry

Nicole Sherry, Director, Field Operations/Head Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles. Nicole is only one of two female Directors of Field Operations in Major League Baseball. Check out the recording from...

Social Club: Tennis Talk with Gaby Dabrowski & Julian English

Professional tennis player, Gaby Dabrowski, and SOMD Athlete Leader Julian English talked tennis last night! Gaby is a Canadian Doubles Player ranked as high as 7 in the world. She...

Sports Talk: Justin Hunsinger & Mark Turgeon

Tonight would have been the championship final for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and to fill your void we hosted a social club sports talk focused on your favorite March...

Sports Challenge: Opening Day

As Wild Bill Hagy would say, "O-R-I-O-L-E-S!" Opening Day at #OPACY is postponed, but you can still celebrate your hometown birds today. Post a video of you trying our Opening...