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!

http://somdhc.org/inspiration-walk/

16th Annual Inspiration Walk

Don’t Miss This Year’s Inspiration Walk

Our 16th annual Inspiration Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. The Walk is our primary fundraiser and critical to raising funds needed to provide sports training and competitions for over 700 athletes in our 20 sports programs.

Honorary chairmen County Executive Allan Kittleman and State Senator Guy Guzzone will kick off the walk. They will be joined by special guests Baltimore Raven Michael Campanero and Paralympic swimmer Cortney Jordan. Campanero has been a wide receiver with the Ravens since 2014. He is a graduate of River Hill High School in Howard County. Jordan won three silver medals and one bronze at the Paralympic Games in Rio last year. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Bollman Bridge Elementary School.

Presenting sponsors for the walk are CarMax Laurel Toyota, Corridor Mortgage, the and Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation. Proceeds from the walk will provide funding for local sports training and athletic competition in 20 sports for over 700 Howard County children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 8 a.m. The walk will begin at 9:15.. Events will take place at the entertainment pavilion near the lake.

Walkers with a minimum of $50 in pledges will get a high-quality tee-shirt and be entered in a random prize drawing for gifts donated by area businesses. All walkers must complete a waiver form to participate.

Incentive prizes for those raising $500, $1,000 and $2,000 can be found at >www.somdhc.org.</a> Top fundraisers as of May 15 will be eligible for a number of prizes including dinner for two at the Roof Terrace Restaurant, or an overnight stay at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel with breakfast for two; Orioles game packages and a gift certificate for Bob’s Discount Furniture.

Water, fruit and snacks will be provided courtesy of hospitality sponsors Wegmans, Canada Dry Potomac, Rethink Water, Body Armor and Jersey Mikes. Participants can choose between a 2.4 mile walk around Centennial Lake and a half-mile family fun walk. They will enjoy viewing photo posters of the athletes and sponsor signs that will be placed around the venue.

This year’s walk will feature LaBlast Fitness, the Orioles and Poe birds, the Hogettes, Anna, Elsa and Olaf characters from the Drama Learning Center, car displays by Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC, Gymguys, a hula hoop contest, and lots of other activities.

The Inspiration Walk provides almost two-thirds of Special Olympics Howard County’s operating budget, and because SOHO is a volunteer-driven organization, all the funds raised directly benefit the athletes.

Walkers can create their own fundraising page by going to https://www.firstgiving.com/somdhc/special-olympics-howard-county-IW-2017 or donating directly  at https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/specialolympics-howardcounty/special-olympics-howard-county-IW-2017 .   Checks payable to Special Olympics Howard County can also be brought to the walk or sent to the office at 8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045.

All walkers must complete a Waiver which can be found at http://somdhc.org/wp-content/uploads//2017/04/2017-Event-Waiver-for-SOMD_HOCO-IW.docx

 

 

 

Athlete of the Month

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State Basketball Tournament

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