INSPIRATION WALK 2014
The rains left and the sun shone brightly on the 13th annual Inspiration Walk. A great time was had by all who enjoyed the beautiful weather, the games and informational booths and the great treats from Wegmans, Canada Dry Potomac and Body Armour. Special thanks to Honorary Chairpersons State Senator Jim Robey, State Delegate Guy Guzzone and Captain John Newnan for kicking off the walk
All funds raised support the local county program and athletes who participate in the 19 sports programs and various competitions offered in Howard County. Prizes will be awarded to the top six funraisers as of May 15th. It’s not to late to donate either to the general donation page or to a specific athlete or sport page. (click here to DONATE NOW)
On behalf of the 600 athletes that participate in our programs, thank you to all our sponsors and to all who supported the walk. More details about our sponsors and the walk are posted at http://somdhc.org/inspiration-walk/.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 14th 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).
The next orientation will be Thursday, September 18th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Fall Sports Registration Now Open
Fall sports registration is now open. Sports to be offered in the fall (with their registration deadline dates) are Bowling (9/12), Long Distance Running (8/16), Cycling (8/10), Flag Football (8/16), Golf (7/14), Powerlifting (8/10), Soccer (8/16), Tennis (8/14) and Volleyball (9/1 - currently waitlisting registrants). Click here to register for the upcoming season.
Outstanding Student Volunteer Scholarships Announced
The 2014 Outstanding Student Volunteer Scholarships were announced at this year's Inspiration Walk. Long Reach High School senior, Swinita Shah, was selected as this year's Jackie Burke Memorial Scholarship recipient and received a $1,500.00 scholarship. Karis Crone, a student at UMBC, was the runner-up and received a $500.00 scholarship.
Maddie Luoma received the $500.00 Kathy Lindner Memorial Scholarship.
The Allan Homes Scholarships awarded three aquatics student volunteers. The winner of the $1,000.00 scholarship was Centennial High School senior Alissa Ling. Runners-up receiving scholarships of $500.00 each were Meghan Lanehart (also from Centennial High School) and Kali Taylor, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School.
Congratulations to these outstanding student volunteers and thank you to all our student volunteers!