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Special Olympics

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]

    Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events

    Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events
    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...
  • 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...