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Come Out for the 14th Annual Inspiration Walk

You don’t want to miss this year’s Inspiration Walk! Come and participate in all the festivities before the walk.  Plus, there will be prizes raffled at each booth as well as over 80 prizes raffled off at the end of the walk including a Hero GoPro camera donated by DARCARS and four Visit Cards  for any urgent care services at Righttime Medical Centers.

We will be having our Zumba warm-up and be entertained by one of our athletes, Wendy Jimenez, and her mother who will dance a traditional folklore from Mexico. Win Kelly (our Softball Team Sponsor) and DARCARS will be displaying some cars.Abradkadoodle will be on hand to do face painting. The Howard County Fire and Rescue will be instructing on how to do CPR.  Other booths include New Beginning Pediatric Rehab, Corridor Mortgage, the Health Department (with Healthy Howie greeting the walkers), Howard County Recreation and Parks, the WLIP 101.9, the Chick fil-a mascots,  and many more. The Oriole and Poe birds will be there, as well as the  Hogettes, and of course, the photo booth will be up and running for some great memory shots (all available on our smugmug page after the walk).

Posters recognizing our sponsors as well as posters of our athletes in action will be posted around the walk venue. If you are interested in showcasing an athlete or team, the cost is $40.00 each or 3 for $100.00. Send photo to Robin Phillips at and send the check to Special Olympics Howard County, 8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045. The deadline for ordering the poster is April 10th. Posters from past years can be used but must be dropped off at the SOHO office by April 10th.

We will also announce our 2015 Outstanding Student Volunteer recipients as well as the Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Family of the Year. Honorary Chairpersons County Executive Allan  Kittleman and State Senator Guy Guzzone will kick off the walk at 9:15

Drinks and snacks will be provided to all walkers courtesy of our Hospitality Sponsors Body Armor, Canada Dry Potomac, and Wegmans.

Register today at

Incentive Prizes:
$25 – provides walkers with Inspiration Walk T-shirt and entry into a door prize drawing. (You must be present to win.)
$100 – Special Olympics Howard County auto magnet
$250 – SOHO toiletry bag
$500 – Walking Enthusiast Kit (Water bottle carrier, water bottle and pedometer)
$1000 – Special Olympics Watch

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.

Stay tuned to our web site, Facebook and Twitter for up to date information on happenings at the walk!

Thank You to Our Inspiration Walk Sponsors!

PRESENTING SPONSORS:Corridor Mortgage Group - The Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation

LEGACY SPONSORS: Allan Homes - Brunswick Normandy Lanes - Canada Dry Potomac - Dwight and Diane Mikulis - Pat and Maryanne Klima - Quest Fitness - The Timbers at Troy Golf Course - Wegmans

TEAM SPONSORS: Integrated Waste Analysts - Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC

GOLD MEDAL SPONSORS: Anchor Construction Company - Columbia Office Properties Trust - DARCARS - Dominion Federal - Hannon Armstrong - Jarvis Steel and Lumber Company - just B Specialties - Manekin LLC - POLAKOFF Real Estate Law

SILVER MEDAL SPONSORS: Berger & Taylor, O.D. LLC - Diamond Graphics - Entegra Systems - Environmental Systems Associates, Inc. - Mabey Inc. - New Beginnings Pediatric Rehab - Patton-Kiehl Group Inc.

BRONZE MEDAL SPONSORS: Aquatic Specialties, Inc. - Dembo Jones Healy Pennington & Marshal, P.C. - HVAC Direct LLC - J.E. Schenk and Associates, Inc. - Nightmare Graphics -The Bob Lucido Team - Western Howard County Youth Baseball and Softball League, Inc.

HOSPITALITY SPONSORS: Canada Dry Potomac - Body Armor - Giant Foods (Hickory Ridge) - Wegmans

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Wednesday, July 8th 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. (