There wasn’t a speck of sunlight in the sky as the frigid February wind whistled through the empty beach at Sandy Point State Park outside Annapolis, Maryland. The beach and surrounding vendor tents were quiet and empty, but they would soon be filled with thousands of kids, teachers and administrative staff taking the Cool Schools Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland.3 Min Read
This year's Capitol Hill Day wasn't my first (I've been to eight others!), but it was our first in-person Hill Day in several years and I was so excited to be back! It was amazing to see so many of my favorite people in person and to meet so many new people.4 Min Read
On October 27 2022, six athletes gathered at Special Olympics headquarters ready to strike a pose on behalf of the Special Olympics Webshop!1 Min Read
Special Olympics athletes were joined by Wounded Warrior Project veterans, members of the First Tee, Howard University men’s golfers and PGA TOUR professionals for a “best ball” tournament.1 Min Read
A first-person story about living with cerebral palsy. I was born on Nov. 18, 1993, but my story really didn’t start until I was six months old.5 Min Read
I’m well aware of the challenges of an autistic person in the United States but I wanted to take this opportunity to learn the challenges people with autism face living in Asia.3 Min Read
Special Olympics Maryland has been looking for ways to engage athletes virtually since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In March, they started monthly “Sports Talks” highlighting a different sport each time as part of their virtual movement.1 Min Read
During the Special Olympics Maryland “Sports Talks” series, athletes had the opportunity to ask pro-tennis player Tamira Paszek some questions about her approach to playing and competing in Tennis. Tamira, who is from Austria, holds several tennis titles including three Women's Tennis Association championships.
Professional tennis player, Gaby Dabrowski, and SOMD Athlete Leader Julian English talked tennis on a Zoom call for SOMD athletes in April
#ICYMI professional tennis player, Gaby Dabrowski, and SOMD Athlete Leader Julian English talked tennis last night! Gaby is a Canadian Doubles Player ranked as high as 7 in the world. She won the mixed doubles in the 2017 French Open and 2018 Australian Open. She was also runner up in 2019 Wimbledon (Women’s Doubles) and 2018 and 2019 French (Mixed Doubles).
Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Abby Resnick could no longer participate in competitions, coach floor hockey, and teach drum and tone for people with special needs. She started to look for new activities to do at home.2 Min Read