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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Best workout song chosen during national gym competition

    Best workout song chosen during national gym competition
    What’s the ultimate workout song? There are lots of opinions, but officials from the national chain Gold’s Gym and Women’s Health and Men’s Health sought to identify the top pick. And the winner was “Till I collapse”...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Community Boating Volunteers are needed at Annapolis Community Boating for positions in office work, marketing, maintenance, and helping to facilitate boating opportunities. Information: 410-703-8248 or email Lorie Stout at info@annapolisboating.org....
  • Matt Hoerr earns first collegiate track victory

    Matt Hoerr of Bel Air earned his first victory as a collegiate runner Saturday in a rain-drenched track meet in Towson. The Salisbury University freshman and C. Milton Wright grad won the 5000 meters in the Goucher Classic. He completed the 12 1/2 lap...
  • Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event

    Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event
    Ben Stevick, of Laurel, made the first turn in the mixed 100-meter backstroke on Friday as Paul Bauer hollered encouragement. "Move it! Go Ben!" shouted Bauer, whose son, Matthew, was trailing Stevick in the next-to-last of 22 events in the 36th...
  • Special Olympics volunteer scholarships now available

    Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Scholarships Special Olympics Howard County will award three scholarships to outstanding student volunteers who have been committed to the program as volunteers and advocates of...
  • After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night

    After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night
    You would never have known it if you were in the building at the time, but the event taking place at the Havre de Grace Activity Center on Friday night, Feb. 28, was a sad one for most involved, as it marked the end of an era. That evening, the group of...
  • Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards

    Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards
    After retiring from his government job in 2008, Steve Sternheimer began what he calls "a second career," volunteering. Each week, the Columbia resident drives seniors everywhere from doctor's offices and the grocery store to church and even the hair...
  • Horse owner Arnold Heft dies at 94; he pitched in minors, refereed, co-owned Bullets

    Horse owner Arnold Heft dies at 94; he pitched in minors, refereed, co-owned Bullets
    Et cetera Horse owner Arnold Heft dies; he pitched in minors, co-owned Bullets Arnold Heft, a longtime horse owner who pitched for the minor league Orioles in 1938, refereed in the NBA from 1945 to 1961 and co-owned the Baltimore Bullets from 1964...
  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...
  • Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

    Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday
    With sunny skies and temperatures expected in the 50s, a scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge was scheduled at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday afternoon after the Special Olympics Maryland fundraiser was canceled in January for the first time...
  • Keep Olympic spirit alive, volunteer with Special Olympics [Russett]

    The Winter Olympic games in Sochi may be over but the Paralympics will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16. Keeping with the Olympic spirit, Anne Arundel County Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of sports such...