14th Annual Inspiration Walk – Mark Your Calendars!
The 14th annual Special Olympics Howard County Inspiration Walk will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 8:00 – 11:30 at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City. Funds raised at the walk provides about 65% of SOHO’s annual operating budget.
Activities include games, pre-walk exercise, car displays, face painting, photo booth and much more. The Oriole Bird and Ravens Poe will be there as well as the WLIF 101.9 truck.
Drinks and snacks will be provided to all walkers courtesy of our Hospitality Sponsors Canada Dry Potomac and Body Armour.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five fundraisers as of May 23, 2015. Among the top prizes are four Orioles tickets with parking pass , Howard County restaurant gift baskets; and 2-3 nights at an RCI resort.
Register today at http://www.firstgiving.com/somdhc/howard-county-inspiration-walk-2015 .
If interested in being a sponsor for the walk, check out the Become A Sponsor tab for sponsorship levels, and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 410-740-0500.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, February 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the SOHO office. Anyone interested in volunteering must attend a volunteer orientation, complete a volunteer application and an on-line Protective Behaviors Course. Parents are highly encouraged to attend an orientation. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Janet Larrimore. (JanetandWalter@comcast.net).
Future orientations are scheduled for March 19th, and April 8th.
Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Through the generosity of three families, Special Olympics Howard County will award three scholarships to outstanding student volunteers who have been committed to the Special Olympics Howard County program as a volunteer and advocate of the athletes. High school seniors and college students are eligible to apply.
The Jackie Burk Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Volunteer for Special Olympics Howard County ($1500) was created in 2004 by Jack and Linda Burk in memory of their daughter, Jackie, a special friend and volunteer to Special Olympics Howard County. The Allan Homes Award ($1000) was established in 2005 by Allan and Kathy Waschak. Allan is a member of the Special Olympics Howard County management team and Aquatics Coordinator, and Kathy is one of the soccer coordinators. The Kathy Lindner Memorial Award ($500), in memory of Special Olympics Howard County’s first Volunteer Coordinator, was created in 2012. Kathy was a dedicated volunteer in a number of sports, including the annual Softball Invitational.
Interested students must complete an application, provide at least one recommendation from a Special Olympics Howard County coach, management team member or sports coordinator, and write a 500 word essay about their experiences as a volunteer. Click here for an application.
Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Special Olympics Howard County, 8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045, ATTN: Scholarship Committee. Applications must be received by March 30, 2015. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the SOHO office at 410-740-0500.