Inspiration Walk!

INSPIRATION WALK 2014

The rains left and the sun shone brightly on the 13th annual Inspiration Walk. A great time was had by all who enjoyed the beautiful weather, the games and informational booths and the great treats from Wegmans,  Canada Dry Potomac and Body Armour. Special thanks to Honorary Chairpersons State Senator Jim Robey, State Delegate Guy Guzzone and Captain John Newnan for kicking off the walk

All funds raised support the local county program and athletes who participate in the 19 sports programs and various competitions offered in Howard County. Prizes will be awarded to the top six funraisers as of May 15th.  It’s not to late to donate either to the general donation page or to a specific athlete or sport page.  (click here to DONATE NOW)

On behalf of the 600 athletes that participate in our programs, thank you to all our sponsors and to all who supported the walk.    More details about our sponsors and the walk are posted at http://somdhc.org/inspiration-walk/.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS

The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 14th 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. (JanetandWalter@comcast.net).

The next orientation will be Thursday, September 18th  from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Outback Night

OUTBACK FUNDRAISER

Special Olympics Howard County invites you to join us for family day at Outback Steakhouse in Ellicott City with 10% of your check total donated to our organization. The event takes place Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 11:00 am to 10:30 p.m., dine-in or carry-out.

To participate, simply print the attached flyer (PDF) and bring it with you for your dine-in or carry out order. We hope to see you on March 18th and thank you in advance for your support!

Volunteer Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2013 Outstanding Student Volunteer scholarship recipients have been announced and presented with their awards at their senior awards ceremonies. Christopher Evans received the Jackie Burk Memorial Scholarship of $1,500. The Atholoton High School senior, have been a volunteer since sixth grade, putting in well over 400 hours in the soccer, ski, and basketball sports programs as well as helping at the annual Inspiration Walk. Christopher will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy and studying engineering.

Oakland Mills High School senior Kieran Saienni was the recipient of the Allan Homes Award and received $1,000. Kieran has volunteered with the aquatics program for five years and was also a peer mentor in the soccer player development program. He plans to study physical therapy. Rachel Latzko was the runner-up for this award, receiving $500. The River Hill High School senior has been a volunteer in the aquatics program for three years and plans to study electrical engineering in college.

The Kathy Lindner Memorial Scholarship of $500 was awarded to Anthony Templeton of Reservoir High School. He has been volunteering with the ski program since 2009 and became a coach in 2012. He has also volunteered with the track program.

Congratulations to all the award recipients and also to all the graduating seniors who have volunteered with our program.  Athletes are why we do this but volunteers, especially our student volunteers, are how we do it!

Athlete of the Month

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State Basketball Tournament

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