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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Scuba diving Monday Jan. 21: Scuba instructor John Kiser will explain how to become a certified diver and will discuss local dive sites. The 7:30 p.m. meeting, presented by Broadneck/Magothy River MSSA Chapter 10, will be at American Legion Post 175,...
  • Lansdowne family all in to take the Polar Bear Plunge

    Last year's MSP Polar Bear Plunge off Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. Among those going into the water on that sunny Saturday with temperatures in the 50s were Lansdowne resident Ken Bouchat and his son,...
  • Seton Keough one of Cool Schools for annual Polar Bear Plunge

    Seton Keough one of Cool Schools for annual Polar Bear Plunge
    Last year's MSP Polar Bear Plunge off Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis attracted an estimated 11,000 participants. Among those going into the water on a sunny Saturday with temperatures in the 50s were Catonsville residents Katie Hutcheson and Emma...
  • Like/Dislike with Laura Abel, first-time Polar Bear Plunger

    Like/Dislike with Laura Abel, first-time Polar Bear Plunger
    When Laura Abel was approached to join a Polar Bear Plunge team, she said what most people would say: no. After all, you're diving into water in the middle of winter. "My gut reaction was, 'That's insane. Can I just give you some money!?'" said the 25-...
  • Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl

    Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl
    Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away. In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple...
  • Taking the Polar Bear Plunge for a good cause

    A dip in the Chesapeake Bay may seem like the last thing a person wants to do January, but every year thousands gather at Sandy Point Park in Annapolis in the chill of a winter day, don their bathing suits and take to the water. It's all part of the...
  • Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters

    Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters
    The Pale Knight arrived ready to plunge. Inspired by last year's Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," Patrick Fink of Baltimore showed up at Saturday's 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge clad in a bat mask, long cape and briefs that exposed much of his...
  • Friends and good sports gather in Towson for Special Olympics Summer Games

    Friends and good sports gather in Towson for Special Olympics Summer Games
    Hours before the torch run and opening ceremony officially kicked off the Special Olympic Summer Games at Towson University on Friday evening, an event that encapsulates the spirit of the games was already well under way. Inside the Towson Center,...
  • Polar Bear Plunge weekend kicks off as teens jump into bay

    Polar Bear Plunge weekend kicks off as teens jump into bay
    Lyndsey Darling and Erin Stump huddled on the beach Friday at Sandy Point State Park, sipping cups of hot chocolate and looking skeptical. Both wore sweatshirts and boots, but within an hour they planned to swap their heavy layers for bathing suits...
  • At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers

    At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers
    Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one. The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center's buoy near Annapolis registers...
  • Bits & Pieces: Every athlete should read these books on responsibility, respect

    The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has published a three-book series to promote core values for those who participate and coach. It should be required reading for all athletes at all levels in our school system. The first...
  • Sandy Hook tragedy prompts added safety precautions at Rodgers Forge Elementary

    The safety of our students and the security of our schools has always been a priority but the Sandy Hook incident has certainly put all schools on high alert. To that end, Mrs. Missy Fenshaw, principal of Rodgers Forge Elementary School, has told...