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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.
Honorary Chairpersons County Executive Allan Kittleman and State Senator Guy Guzzone will kick the walk off at 9:15.

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.

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 – 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.

Register today at .

If interested in being a sponsor for the walk, check out the Become A Sponsor tab for sponsorship levels,  and email or call the office at 410-740-0500.


The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 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. (


Student Scholarship Applications Due March 30th!

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.

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 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 or by calling the SOHO office at 410-740-0500.