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

Boston Bruins x Special Olympics Massachusetts

The Boston Bruins Foundation announced a three year, $1 million partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts. In addition to the incredible donation, the Bruins will use their expertise to support wellness programming and help share the message of inclusion with their passionate fanbase. Check out everything the Bruins are doing!

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Xtra Mile Boston Marathon Team

The Xtra Mile is recruiting runners to join the 2019 Boston Marathon Team. Are you or someone you know training for a long distance race? Would you like to be a part of the biggest sporting event in Boston? Are you ready to take on Heartbreak Hill and run from Hopkinton to Boston in support of inclusion? Join the Xtra Mile team and all of 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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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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Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance

Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance

Looking for a fun way to teach kids, or anyone, about the importance of inclusion and acceptance? Check out “Meet Maya Cat: a story about acceptance.” Written by Lauren Beader, a Special Olympics Massachusetts coach and program coordinator for Yellow Jackets Gymnastics, this picture book stars the Instagram-famous cat Maya who was born with a chromosomal abnormality. “Written to normalize physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities or conditions of all kinds, this book can open everyone’s eyes to the idea that every life deserves love and acceptance,” the book description on Amazon reads. “It encourages children to treat others as…

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Berkshire County Arc athlete oldest competitor at Senior Sports Classic

Berkshire County Arc athlete oldest competitor at Senior Sports Classic

Some adults might consider their athletic careers over after their 20’s or 30’s, but Edward Therrien of Pittsfield is still competing as a Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete at the age of 80. Born May 23, 1938, Ed is the oldest athlete on the Berkshire County ARC (BCARC) Titans team and held the title of oldest competitor at the annual Special Olympics Massachusetts Senior Sports Classic on October 13 in Hyannis. Ed and his teammates joined over 150 athletes from across the state last weekend to participate in the annual event, held at Barnstable High School. The Senior Sports Classic…

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VIP Experience with Bank of America

VIP Experience with Bank of America

The four Zamansky Brothers, Eric, Andrew, Alex and Noah are known for their successes on the Flag Football field, and Bank of America is doing their part to help the four be successful in the professional world as well. On September 12, Bank of America offered the four brothers a day of professional development and career exploration followed by a Red Sox game. The brothers and Bank of America are Champions for 50 partners, a special partnership celebrating Special Olympics 50th Anniversary where organizations team up with athletes to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Massachusetts. The brothers…

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