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Volunteer Volunteer


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.


The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, January 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. (

Future orientations are scheduled for February 5th, 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 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.