champions for 50

Champions for 50

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 Movement

Champions for 50
fall sports

Fall Sports Season

Crisp cool air can only mean one thing - time for some Fall Sports! Join us on the field for soccer and football or in the ring for equestrian. Over 40? Stay in the game at the Senior Sports Classic on Cape Cod.

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Special Olympics Massachusetts by New Balance

Shop our exclusive 50th anniversary apparel collection by New Balance. Pick up a hoodie or quarter zip for the fall or grab a t-shirt for trips to the gym, and a polo for casual days at work!

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Xtra Mile

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.

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Unified Champion Schools

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!

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Thrive and Special Olympics Empower Athletes with support from the community

Thrive and Special Olympics Empower Athletes with support from the community

Thrive Support & Advocacy empowers more than 500 children and adults in the Metrowest area with developmental disabilities to lead rich, active, and self-directed lives. With more than 75 Thrive athletes participating in sports throughout the year, Special Olympics is a vital aspect of that empowerment. Through Special Olympics Massachusetts events and competitions, Thrivers demonstrate to themselves and the community that when the focus is on ability, you can do great things. For Thriver and athlete Matthew McCarthy, participating in Special Olympics has given him opportunities he could never have imagined. “The sports that I participate in through Thrive…

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Palmer students receive national Special Olympics grant

Palmer students receive national Special Olympics grant

Students with and without disabilities at Palmer High School will soon be cooking and learning about nutrition together, thanks to a Special Olympics International Youth Innovation Grant. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States, including Palmer High School, are the inaugural recipients of the grants. Funding from the grant aims to advance a broad range of inclusion initiatives in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. Chelsea Lopes and Maygen James, two student leaders from Palmer High School, proposed their idea for a Unified Cooking class, to be taught by Palmer teacher Paul Holloway, and have been awarded…

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Get Fit! Feel Good!

Get Fit! Feel Good!

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month!! Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits! Those who eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables are at a lower risk for: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, obesity, and high blood pressure.  However, did you know that 90% of adults and children don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables? Join the FIT 5 challenge now- eat at least 5 or more fruits and vegetables every day! Tip: Each meal fill half your plate with fruits & veggies, this includes snacks. For the Fit…

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