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Through the power of sport, we're changing the way people with intellectual disabilities are seen in the world.

WELCOME TO Special Olympics Massachusetts

A More Inclusive Massachusetts,
One Game At A Time

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Imagine a place where, regardless of ability, you are met with acceptance and respect. Your unique talents are celebrated and you are empowered to chase your dreams. Hurtful stereotypes are challenged and barriers that keep you from doing what you love are shattered.

At Special Olympics Massachusetts, we’re not just imagining this world, we're building it in your neighborhood and across the Commonwealth.

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It’s kind of like the community you never knew you wanted to be a part of. Once you’re a part of it, it’s like you’re in this secret club and you never want to leave."

Said Elicia, mother of Kacey
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As an athlete I’m not only given the opportunity to compete in sports, but also to be an ambassador and talk to people about my journey”

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The Special Olympics has taught me that inclusivity is not just a concept, but a reality.”

Mark Smith, father of
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We are changing the way the world sees people with intellectual disabilities

In every neighborhood and town statewide we offer year round sports training and competition, recreational activities and leadership programs that develop self-confidence, independence, and create a sense of belonging.

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Inspired Athletes in Action

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Seasoned Special Olympics athlete, Ashley Aldrich, is proud to share her story on 2024 Final Leg Team

Ashley, a dedicated Special Olympics athlete and advocate, is proud to join the 2024 Final Leg team! With a positive attitude and years of involvement, she aims to inspire others to join the cause.

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Pro Sports Preview: 2024 PGA Championship

Special Olympics Massachusetts Golfer, Tyler Lagasse breaks down the field and previews the 2024 edition of the PGA Championship. Learn a bit of history and get a sense for what storylines may play out on the course.

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March was Madness for One Cape Cod Program

Special Olympics MA teams saw excitement on the court this season, especially the LIFE program which trained over 50 basketball athletes across four different teams!