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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
There was a time when John Worley could keep up with his boys. They would run together and as Worley slowed with age, his twin boys, Mark and Bruce, kept on running, accelerating out of the back of the pack, striding on to Special Olympics Maryland medals and into manhood. It has been a while since those days, 12 years now. And as Mark and Bruce trained for another Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games, John took on what he calls more of a "transportation and inspiration" role.
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June 5, 2012
Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Summer Games at Towson University, June 8-10. The games include more than 1,400 athletes and 200 partners, as well as 800 volunteers who come to help run the event. Athletes compete in aquatics, athletics, bocce, cheerleading and softball. Residents are invited to join the festivities and the celebration — all events are open and free of charge. Highlights include a pep rally Friday, June 8, 5 to 7 p.m., at the university's Auburn House Pavilion, followed by an opening ceremony, 7:30-8:45 p.m., at the Towson Center.
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Staff Reports | June 5, 2012
Officers representing the police agencies throughout Carroll County will be on the streets of Sykesville, Taneytown, Manchester, Westminster and Mount Airy on Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 8 am, taking part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland. The officers will escort and protect the Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' as it makes its way toward the opening of the 42nd anniversary Summer Games at Towson University, June 8-10. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Maryland Torch Run, a movement that began in 1986 with a handful of officers raising $5,000.
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May 23, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Special Olympics Orioles fans who plan to attend games at Camden Yards this year have the opportunity to help Special Olympics athletes at the same time. Special Olympics has obtained vouchers for $15 tickets to all Oriole games except the prime games. Five dollars from each ticket purchased will go to Special Olympics.
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May 16, 2012
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Softball Mt. Hebron High School is hosting a fastpitch hitting camp June 11-15. The camp, run by coach Chuck Struhar, is open to students in grades 3-8 (incoming ninth graders) and will focus on hitting, bunting and baserunning. Email cstruhar@hcpss.org . The Maryland Stars fastpitch camp will be held June 25-29 at Mayeski Park in Carroll County.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | May 13, 2012
The Baltimore Sun Several roads in Annapolis will be closed briefly on Saturday morning for the Annapolis Police Department's 1 Mile Challenge. The event, a one-mile run through downtown Annapolis, benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Walkers, joggers, dogs and strollers are permitted The closures are Randall Street to King George Street, King George Street to College Avenue, College Avenue to Church Circle, Church Circle to Main Street, and Main Street back to Randall Street, said Detective Amy Miguez.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | April 19, 2012
When Heather Ziehl lost her job in sales and marketing operations two years ago due to the failing economy, she became a “true housewife.” And what started as an inside joke about the “Housewives of Bel Air” amongst friends, quickly developed into a full-fledged nonprofit organization helping people build professional and personal connections. “Our mission is basically to bring people together and create awareness about nonprofits and charities. We want to give back to the community,” says Ziehl, 34, of Bel Air. “I'm a very positive person, and I start each day with a positive quote.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2012
Bridget K. Healy, a second-year George Mason University student who had also been a member of the Special Olympics team at the university, died Thursday of a pulmonary thromboembolism at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 24. "Bridget Healy was a wonderful young lady and one of the sweetest young adults I've ever had the pleasure of coaching during my 29 years as a Special Olympics coach," said Leo Alonso, who coaches in the Special Olympics program at George Mason in Fairfax, Va. "I coach 43 kids, and Bridget was a big part of our team.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2011
Bridget Flynn had just run three miles through a dark tunnel. She was thrilled. Flynn was one of 800 people who either ran or walked through the northbound Fort McHenry Tunnel Sunday morning to raise money for the Special Olympics. Sipping water while seated on a curb near the finish line, the 39-year-old Baltimore County special education teacher said her morning was an absolute success: She finished the 5K race (in 108th place, at 25:38.3 minutes) and did some good for the children she works with.
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