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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • APG Police Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

    Members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 116F took part in the 17th annual Special Olympics of Maryland Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 26 at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Lodge members, who are also Aberdeen Proving Ground police officers with...
  • Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run

    Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run
    The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the...
  • Laurel High has a winner in school's bocce team

    Laurel High has a winner in school's bocce team
    It had been more than 10 years since Christine Wenchel was a soccer and softball coach at Laurel High School. And it was partly an ethnic connection that caused her to return to a leadership role in athletics during the 2010-11 academic year as coach of...
  • Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

    Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa. But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali. Plank and Ali were among...
  • Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics

    Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics
    In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco was criticized for saying at a news conference that the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl was “retarded,” something the Ravens quarterback apologized for a day later. This past weekend,...
  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologizes for insensitive remark

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls. "Yeah, I think it's retarded," Flacco said on Monday. "I guess I...
  • Flacco learned from insensitive remark

    I have been a special needs teacher for 43 years. I have had administrators in the Baltimore City public school system use the word "retarded" when speaking to my students. When I said that their words were hurtful, I was told I was too sensitive. So...
  • Carroll residents among thousands to take the plunge

    Despite weather conditions which proved much more challenging than last year, more than 9,000 participants took part in last weekend's 17th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Maryland Special Olympics. The weather did not match the...
  • Joe Flacco faces criticism for insensitive remark

    Joe Flacco faces criticism for insensitive remark
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls. Flacco was asked by a columnist from Denver if he had an opinion on the decision to...
  • Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage

    Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage
    Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis watched as the body language of her Special Olympic athletes — including Marylander Jake Reynolds — transformed one day last month from mildly interested to awe-struck. They had just entered Herb Brooks...
  • 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,...