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We will be competing in a total of 9 sports including Bowling, Bocce, Track & Field, Golf, Swimming, Soccer, Unified Softball, Unified Flag Football, and Unified Basketball... meet our team!!

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Looking for in-person experiences? We have you covered with Sports Skills Centers where athletes can work on sports-specific skills in 6-week sessions. Walking clubs provide a great opportunity to get outside, connect with others in your community and stay active.

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Special Olympics Massachusetts & Boston Public Schools Announce Partnership

Special Olympics Massachusetts & Boston Public Schools Announce Partnership

The new relationship will focus on providing a more inclusive environment across BPS schools and programs. As a result, participating schools will implement customized Unified Champion School programs, which offer more opportunities for students with and without disabilities a chance to play, learn, and lead together. MARLBOROUGH, MASS – On February 22, 2022, the Boston Public School (BPS) district and Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) signed a first-of-its-kind partnership agreement. The partnership agreement, formally known as a Memorandum of Understanding, details the commitments from both parties to bolster special education services with a focus on inclusion. Boston Public Schools will gain…

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Poetry with Anne

Poetry with Anne

Poem written by athlete, Anne Deforge. To Special Olympics Massachusetts, We rise. We athletes we have won the prize, Not just in silver or gold or bronze. Our stories have been told, Stories of defeat and discrimination, Stories of difficult  situations. The sports we play with so much heart, At each tournament start, With these words held in our hearts: ‘Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt.’ Now athletes, Let’s have pride for all that we have overcome. You do not need to win a medal To know that you are…

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You’ll never guess how some professional athletes perfect their footwork

Author: Ali Phaneuf You’ll never guess how athletes like Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon, Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman, and English professional soccer player Rio Ferdinand perfected their footwork. When they weren’t training with their teams, you might have been able to find them practicing their dance skills. Why? Here are the top health benefits for athletes that practice dance: Improve coordination Improve balance Improve memory Improve cardiovascular health Improve flexibility And just like these professional athletes improved their minds and bodies through dance, so can our Special Olympics athletes. In fact, just four years ago Amanda Santos saw…

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