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Special Olympics Maryland leads off Baysox opening night


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Photo by Daniel Kucin. Special Olympic athletes carry the torch around Prince George’s Stadium on Thursday, April 11, to spread awareness of the Special Olympics movement.

Photo by Daniel Kucin. Special Olympic athletes carry the torch around Prince George’s Stadium on Thursday, April 11, to spread awareness of the Special Olympics movement.

Published on: Friday, April 19, 2013

By Daniel Kucin

The Bowie Baysox recently announced their partnership with Special Olympics Maryland, and they were represented before their contest against Akron on opening night. The Special Olympics Maryland athletes, volunteers and fundraising contributors were in attendance and honored in a touching pregame ceremony.

“Special Olympics Maryland is a terrific organization, and the Baysox are proud to have formed this partnership,” Baysox Assistant General Manager Phil Wrye said. “This event is a great opportunity for fans to give back by ordering their tickets for opening night early and making a donation to this organization.”

Maryland law enforcement officers participated in the Law Enforcement Torch run around the perimeter of the stadium in an effort to spread awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement worldwide.

“We’re excited to be working with the Baysox to be part of opening day,” said Jim Schmutz, president and CEO of Special Olympics Maryland. “We’re grateful for this opportunity that features our athletes in an exceptional community environment, where fans can learn more about Special Olympics Maryland.”

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