Fall Sports Registration Open

Fall Sports Registration Open

Registration for fall sports (Bowling, Cycling, Distance Running, Flag Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball) is now open. Athletes can register here on our web site under Become an Athlete/Register for Sport. Remember that all athletes must have a current medical on file in order to register and participate in any SOHO activity. These must be updated every three years. Medical forms can be found on our web site. Athletes without a current medical must have a completed one prior to the first practice or they will be dropped to the waitlist. Some of the training locations have not been confirmed but registered athletes will be informed of the location prior to the beginning of the season. Also, some sports have limits on the number of athletes we can accommodate – bowling and powerlifting, for example. Once the number is reached, all subsequent registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
NOTE: Athletes registering for a team sport must review the Team Sports Participation Policy found our web site under Policies. Athletes may only register for one team sport a season.
There is no Fitness program in the fall and Quest training is only open to those who register for Powerlifting. (see article in last month’s newsletter.)

North America Golf Tournament

Four Howard County Golf Athletes Selected to Attend 2015 Special Olympics North America Golf Tournament

Four Howard County athletes and three unified partners will be part of Team Maryland attending the 2015 Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina from September 10th-13th. The selected athletes are:

Level 2 (9 holes ) – Nicky and Al Mineart and Mary Beth and Jimmy Schenk
Level 3 (18 holes) – Wayne Slifker and Tom Pirritano
Level 5 (18 holes) – Bob Strunge
Good luck to everyone!

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Scholarship Opportunity

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 info@somdhc.org. Applications must be received by April 1, 2017.  Questions should be addressed to info@somdhc.org or by calling the SOHC office at 410-740-0500.

 

Athlete of the Month

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State Basketball Tournament

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