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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes

    Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes
    — As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: "What can we do to make kids safer?" The Orioles Hall...
  • Giddings family files suit against accused killer of daughter

    Giddings family files suit against accused killer of daughter
    Lauren Giddings' final resting place in the Emmanuel Methodist Cemetery on Scaggsville Road still doesn't have a gravestone. It's been two years since Giddings, then 27, disappeared from her Macon, Ga., apartment on June 25, 2011. Her body —...
  • Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore

    Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore
    It had been just two hours since Damond Williams Sr. heard from his 16-year-old daughter, and he knew something was wrong. The girl was a homebody, a standout student. She was rarely out after dark. Diamond Williams' family launched a search of their...
  • Sports notices: Fifth annual 24 Hours of Booty is coming this weekend

    Submitting sports notices Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. Golf The First Tee of Howard County's fall session is almost here. Registration is open at http://www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org. Athelas...
  • School classifications shaken up to level playing field

    I have to give the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association a "well done" for trying to bring parity to our varsity athletic programs. Every two years, a reclassification committee at the MPSSAA sits down to see if the system has to be...
  • Bits & Pieces: Fourth of July is a day to celebrate, and remember

    I celebrated the Fourth of July one day early at Gettysburg on July 3. I was one of several thousand people allowed to walk the route of Pickett's Charge as part of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. As I walked on the day and the hour...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Art exhibits "HoCo Open 2013" and "Nature in Focus" run through Feb. 22 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m....