Scholarship Opportunity for Outstanding Student Volunteers
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 volunteers and advocates 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 ($1,500) 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, to recognize outstanding student volunteers in the aquatics program. Allan is a member of the Special Olympics Howard County management team and the aquatics team coordinator. 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 tournament.
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 the application.
Completed applications can be mailed to Special Olympics Howard County, 8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045, ATTN: Scholarship Committee or emailed to email@example.com. Applications must be received by April 1, 2017. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the SOHC office at 410-740-0500.
Spring and Summer Sports Registration is Open
Registration for summer sports, golf and our newest sport, Kayaking, is also open.
SOHO Merchandise for Sale
Special Olympics Charm Bracelet = $15.00
Pen = $2.00
Socks = $12.00
Ceramic Coffee Mug = $8.00
Travel Mug = $8.00
Ice Scraper = $3.00
Toiletry Bag = $5.00
Tie Dyed T-shirt = $15.00-$17.00
Golf umbrella = $50.00
Collapsible umbrella = $40.00
Items can be purchased in the office. In addition, SOMD "Be Brave" Bravelets and other items (necklaces, watches, pillows, scarves) are available at the Bravelets web site.. https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/special-olympics-maryland. For each Be Brave item purchased, SOMD will receive $10.00.