MSB in the News


“‘This is just awesome’: Maryland school hosts nation’s first youth blind soccer game” – The Baltimore Sun, September 2019Opens a new tab

Noteworthy

The Maryland School for the Blind has officially set the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous game of Goalball, according to the Guinness World Record organization. Teams consisting of MSB students and alumni as well as collegiate, adult and Paralympic athletes attempted the feat on December 7th and 8th, 2018 by playing the physically challenging game for 25 hours and 30 seconds.

There was no prior record for this attempt, but the Guinness World Record organization reviewed the rules of the sport and set a 24 hour parameter for the first-ever attempt upon receiving the application from MSB. The MSB organizers added an hour to the minimum requirement and set a team goal of 25 consecutive hours. The team achieved their goal with an official time of 25 hours and 30 seconds. Officials from the Guinness World Record organization reviewed the evidence submitted by MSB, the event officials and witnesses following the event to determine if the record was indeed set. MSB was informed of the official decision on January 7, 2019.

The purpose of this event was to raise awareness of The Maryland School for the Blind, disability sports, unite our community, advocate for people with disabilities, and showcase the game of goalball by setting a Guinness World Record.

“With hopes of a national team, Maryland School for the Blind hosts camp for visually impaired soccer players” – The Baltimore Sun, June 2018Opens a new tab

WMAR-TV 2 Coverage of Blind Soccer Development Camp at MSBOpens a new tab – June 2018

WBFF-Fox 45 Coverage of Blind Soccer Development Camp at MSBOpens a new tab – June 2018

WBAL-TV digital coverage of MSB Athletic Complex Dedication with Cal Ripken, Jr.Opens a new tab – April 2016

“Cheers to the Maryland School for the Blind grads” – Northeast Booster Reporter, June 2016Opens a new tab

“Camp Abilities: summer camp for the visually impaired” – The Baltimore Sun Darkroom, July 2015Opens a new tab

MSB Savage Bees compete in Savage RaceOpens a new tab – July 2015

WBFF- Fox 45 News coverage of MSB Camp Abilities – July 2015Opens a new tab

WBAL-TV 11 News coverage of MSB & USABA Goalball Camp for Wounded Warriors – April 2015Opens a new tab

“Military Members Who Lost Vision While Serving Find ‘Life-Altering’ Sense Of Purpose Through Sports” – The Huffington Post, April 2015Opens a new tab

“Military Members Who Lost Vision While Serving Find ‘Life-Altering’ Sense Of Purpose Through Sports” – The Huffington Post, April 2015

“Students compete in Braille Challenge, finding friends and competition” – The Baltimore Sun, February 2015Opens a new tab

WBAL-TV 11 President and GM Dan Joerres’ editorial on the 50th Anniversary of White Cane DayOpens a new tab – October 2014

WBAL-TV 11 coverage of Camp Abilities Maryland at MSBOpens a new tab – August 2014

“As it undergoes renovation, Maryland School for the Blind in Parkville strengthens local ties” – The Baltimore Sun, March 2014Opens a new tab

“School for the Blind students make dog toys for fundraiser” – The Baltimore Sun, November 2013Opens a new tab