Special Olympics Massachusetts Champions for 50: Unified fundraising and awareness building teams made of athletes and corporate partners are helping to celebrate fifty years of the Special Olympics MovementChampions for 50
Get in the game this Summer. Our HOTTEST season includes sports like bocce, cycling, golf, and softball. We're always looking for coaches, assistant coaches, unified partners, and event volunteers!Summer Sports Season Information
Fifty athletes from Massachusetts traveled to Seattle to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games June 1-6, 2018. The Games celebrated inclusion on the national stage, highlighting the power of sports to change lives and change minds. Team Massachusetts returned home with medals, new experiences, and new found confidence to take on any challenge they may face! #RiseWithUSSee How Team Massachusetts Did!
The Xtra Mile has access to some of the biggest endurance fundraising events including the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, and the Rodman Ride for Kids. Your fundraising will help to provide year-round athletic training and sports competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Massachusetts, while you discover new levels of strength, endurance and performance as a member of the Xtra Mile.Go the Xtra Mile Today!
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools motivates all students to create environments full of respect, dignity, and advocacy for students with intellectual disabilities.Learn how you can help make your school a Unified Champion School!Join the Movement Today!
In 2017, Special Olympics Massachusetts was awarded a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 Grant. The funds are helping provide additional programming in Essex County. Unified High School sports, Young Athletes programs, and newly developed local programming will ensure a wealth of athletic opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Thanks to the support from the Cummings Foundation, we will see strong growth across all aspects of the organization in that region. As a recipient of a $100K for 100 grant from Cummings Foundation, Special Olympics Massachusetts has benefited not only from substantial financial resources but also from…Read More
Anna Whitted has been a Game Changer for the past two years, volunteering at numerous tournaments and fundraising events and being a true ambassador for the Special Olympics movement. Her first event was Tournament of Champions, newly relocated to the greater Marlborough area back in 2016. “I love to serve and support my community, so I researched how to get involved with Special Olympics,” she said. “After my first experience volunteering with the athletes, staff, Unified partners, and other volunteers, there was no other decision: Make Special Olympics a permanent volunteer opportunity and invite others to join me!” Since the…Read More
Lindsy Graichen has run in at least 25 different races, but this year will be her first year running as a part of Team Xtra Mile for Special Olympics Massachusetts. In 2014, she began formally working with a Special Olympics group in Milford. Although she hasn’t run for Special Olympics Massachusetts yet, she is looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with the organization through her volunteering and running. For Lindsy, running is something that allows her to feel great after she’s finished, so she uses this feeling to stay motivated. “It’s the moments we feel scared, challenged, or…Read More