The 23rd Annual Inspiration Walk was held on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The rain held off just long enough for us to enjoy the festivities and honor a number of our long-time volunteers. Athletes enjoyed playing games, getting their photos taken, and hanging out with the mascots, including the Oriole Bird, Beary White and many others.  Congratulations to all the door prize winners who won Orioles and Ravens gear, Toby’s gift certificates, Outback gift card, SOHO gear, Wegman’s gift cards and the grand prize of two tickets to an upcoming Ravens game.  Thanks to everyone who donated to support the athletes of Special Olympics Howard County! 

Special thanks to:

  • Raul Delerme, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and former Director of Recreation & Parks, and Susan Potts, Therapeutic Recreation and Accommodation Services Manager from HC Recreation and Parks, who welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of the athletes continuing to be the best they can be.
  • Steve Towne, our fabulous DJ
  • Molly Peter for leading everyone in the National Anthem
  • Spirit Fitness for warming everyone up prior to the start of the walk
  • Our photographers, Walter Larrimore and Mimi Goodman. CLICK HERE to see all the great photos taken that day
  • All the fabulous mascots from a “galaxy far, far away”
  • Morgan State Empowerment Through Sport club who ran all the games and also walked along with some of our athletes
  • Brandon McLarin who served as the co-emcee
  • Ellen Budd and Hans Plugge from Oakland Mills Meeting House
  • Our IW Planning Team led by Mike Ord: Mimi Goodman, Janet Larrimore, Tracy O’Conner, Barbara Evans, Marilyn Miceli, Megan Larson and Bob Baker