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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics
    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...
  • Special Olympians from Harford to compete in Winter Games

    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...
  • Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser

    Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser
    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...
  • Ellicott City Soccer Club meets for first time

    I attended the inaugural meeting of the Ellicott City Soccer Club on April 5 at Turf Valley. During the introductions, Bill Stara, the longtime high school soccer coach at Centennial and River Hill, and the club's technical director, presented one of...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    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...
  • Carroll County athlete named to commission

    Carroll County resident Erica Wheeler was among those appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Wheeler, an athlete and outgoing board member...
  • Bits & Pieces: Ex-Marine Rob Jones brings inspiring story back to Columbia

    The recent visit to Howard County and more specifically to Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriotsville by former Columbian Rob Jones should be an inspiration to those with or without a disability. Rob is an ex-Marine and a double amputee who is...
  • Bits & Pieces: Local youth sports scene worth sticking around for

    Thank goodness that we have local sports to watch and that we can enjoy them free of all the stuff that has brought down so many professional athletes and colleges. I answered without hesitation years ago when someone once asked me why I like to cover...
  • O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel

    O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel
    Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed the national head of the Special Olympics as chairman of a new committee that will determine how well law enforcement officers are trained to handle encounters with people with disabilities.  Timothy Shriver, CEO and...
  • Annual festivals in Westminster add fun to start of fall season

    Two long-standing festivals kick-off the fall season in Carroll County this week. Westminster's Fall Fest, now in its 35th year, opens on Thursday and will run through the weekend, while Piney Run Park will host the 26th annual Apple Festival on...
  • Bits & Pieces: Assault charge dropped, but football fight still casts shadow

    This is what is commonly called a no-win situation. A fight at a football game on Sept. 21 between Mt. Hebron and Centennial resulted in the following: two coaches and four players ejected from the game. A Centennial player sustained a broken wrist and...
  • Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger

    Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger
    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...