special olympics

June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Joy Supernovas Win Gold at Special Olympics Maryland State Games

Montgomery County’s JOY Supernovas did not show up at the 11th Annual Cheer Competition at the Special Olympics Maryland State Games to just participate. They competed in the Elite Cheer Division and took home gold medals at the games played at Towson University on Friday. 17 teams in Maryland competed in cheer, dance, and hip […]

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May 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Law Enforcement Torch Run Pays Tribute to Late MCPD Officer

Officers, Special Olympics Athletes Talk About Lieutenant Jacock’s Legacy This year’s Montgomery County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) at Rock Creek Park in Derwood was more emotional than previous years. It was the first race since the death of the late Montgomery County Police Lt. Thomas Jacocks, who brought the Torch […]

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May 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

JOY Supernovas Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold from Special Olympics

These are the JOY Supernovas of Montgomery County!  Although competitive cheer has been a sport for special Olympics Maryland the past 11 years, this year- for the first time ever, the world cheerleading championships now include a Special Olympics division. The JOY Supernovas have been selected to represent the United States.

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April 3, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Special Olympics Team to Represent US in World Cheerleading Championships

The JOY Supernovas were chosen to be the first Special Olympics cheerleading team to represent the United States in the World Cheerleading Championships later this month. “It’s huge,” said Marci Ruderman, the JOY team manager. “These girls work really hard year-round and they finally get to compete in this level of competition.” The highest-level team […]

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July 25, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: Sailing

Don’t miss the fascinating look at the life of a Special Olympics sailing coach, Dave Dalbec and his medal winning student and  our very own co host. Sail into this exciting new episode.

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November 30, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story With Terrel and Nic: Meet Tim Shriver

Join us when Tim Shriver, the Chairman of the Board for Special Olympics International stops by on Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic. We shared some laughs and learned some new things. Don’t miss this special episode.

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April 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Dedicates Potomac Adaptive Sports Court

It’s official: the Potomac Adaptive Sports Court is now open at 11315 Falls Road in Potomac. County leaders attended a dedication ceremony on Sunday morning for the new recreation area. “Adaptive sports programs help individuals to gain confidence, have fun, and make an impact on their lives,” said Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz. “We are proud […]

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May 7, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, May 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Wellness: County Executive Ike Leggett will speak at the 6th Annual “To Life Health & Wellness Expo” today. Here are some details about the event. 2. Congrats Grads: A record number of graduates are being […]

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May 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Cheers of Joy Fundraiser Set for May 8 (VIDEO)

Local filmmaker Nancy Frohman is producing and directing a documentary titled “Cheers of Joy: Road to the Special Olympics World Games.” For the past year Frohman has been filming Montgomery County’s JOY Cheerleading Squad as they work to send a team to the next Special Olympics World Games. The World Games take place in Los […]

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March 28, 2015 | Robert Snip

When a Small Team Becomes a BIG DEAL

TWO weeks ago, the Montgomery County Special Olympics Cheer leading Team SOMO JOY had just a little over 200 likes, even though this is a THREE time Gold Medal winning team. Word is spreading fast that the girls from JOY and their coaches are about to write Special Olympics history, as they were invited to […]

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