| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:25 PM
When I was young and living in Portland, Maine, we never had organizations like Special Olympics for people with either physical or mental disabilities. In fact, we never saw people with any kind of disability. They became almost non persons.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Hundreds of hearty souls waded into icy Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland on Saturday for the annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police had to cut away a thick layer of ice from the lake to make...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Mariners make Luddy first overall pick in AIF draft
The newly formed Baltimore Mariners selected quarterback T.J. Luddy with the first overall pick in the American Indoor Football college draft Thursday night. The draft pool consisted of 88...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday.
More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water.
On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him?
Instead, he immersed himself...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled.
The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Catonsville resident Ed Young, vice president of Ravens Roost No. 117, will brave the chilly water of the Chesapeake Bay for the 12th time on Saturday, Jan. 25, along with nearly 6,000 other daring individuals as part of the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled this past weekend because of safety concerns amid extreme conditions, has been rescheduled for March 8, organizers announced Tuesday.
Winds as high as 35 mph and 3- to 4-foot waves that left snow and ice on...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson — he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend.
"It can feel like anything from...