CORRIDOR GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $35,000!
For two days, the weather was perfect and the golf fantastic. This year’s Corridor Golf Open and Invitational was huge success raising $35,000 for the Howard County and Carrol County Special Olympics programs. This event and the unwavering support from Corridor Mortgage and their leadership have been critical to our program. In addition, having our athletes and their family and friends be able to participate in this top-notch tournament is just an added way to give our athletes continued opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate with other athletes others in their community. We are very grateful to Corridor Mortgage and its employees for their continued commitment to our athletes as well as the Waverly Woods Golf Course who has hosted the tournament since its inception. A huge thank you to Corridor President Jerry Rader and Leadership Committee Chris Sittig, Dave Hudson, Ron Mason and Kerry Fitzpatrick.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, December 11th 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).
Winter Sports Registration To Close Soon
Winter sports registration for alpine skiing and snowshoeing will close on December 15th and for basketball on December 8th. NOTE: If an athlete has never participated in SOHO basketball before, they should register as NEW. and plan to attend the basketball assessments on December 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30 at Harpers Choice Middle School. Click here to register.If you do not receive an email confirmation after registering, call the office at 410-740-0500 to ensure that you are registered. Remember that athletes must have a valid medical on file prior to the sport season in order to be able to participate in any sport.
Giving Tuesday – A New Holiday Giving Tradition
We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday and now we have a day to GIVE BACK, #GivingTuesday. What is Giving Tuesday? It’s a 24 hour fundraising event bringing together donors, volunteers and/or communities around a common cause. Led by the Maryland Non Profits Association, the Maryland Gives More campaign goal this year is to make Maryland the most generous state in America.
SOMD is one of the non-profits participating in this fundraising effort as part of its year end giving campaign. So shake out the remains of your wallets after all that pre-holiday shopping and consider contributing to the Giving Tuesday campaign.
Donations can be made at http://web.charityengine.net/Default.aspx?tsid=2455 and you can choose to support our local program (click on I would like my donation to go to Specific SOMD Local Program and check Howard County.)
Remember that, on average, it costs SOHO $236.00 per athlete for training and competition. In addition, as our program grows, our expenses for uniforms, training facilities, etc. have been increasing, and we know that for every athlete we have participating in our program, there are at least 14 potential athletes on the sidelines that we need to find and get involved.Thanks for your support!