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

Get in the game this Fall with soccer, flag football, equestrian, and the Senior Sports Classic!

Fall Sports Season Information
running

Running Headquarters

Join the Special Olympics Massachusetts running movement by registering for one of our upcoming 5k events. From the Berkshires to Boston, we have the right race for you!

Run for Inclusion
xtra mile

Xtra Mile presented by John Hancock

Go even further for your next marathon, century bike ride or triathlon! Go the Xtra Mile for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Whether you want to run Boston, New York or Falmouth, or maybe bike the Rodman Ride, join the only team that supports inclusive sports programming in Massachusetts.

Join the Xtra Mile
change the game

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.

Turn your school in to a Unified Champion School!
MVC Unified Basketball – Week One Recap

MVC Unified Basketball – Week One Recap

The Merrimack Valley Conference’s inaugural week of Unified Basketball competition was a smashing success by all accounts. Thanks very much to Andover, Billerica, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, and Tewksbury High Schools for taking on this project and being leaders in school/sports inclusion. Special kudos to Tewksbury High and North Andover High for hosting incredible kick-off events. Without further ado, onto the superlatives… Trail Blazers Congratulations to Wilmelys Villa of Methuen High for the first-ever basket in MVC Unified Basketball history! Wilmelys Villa of @methuensports scores the first basket in @MIAA033 Merrimack Valley Conference Unified Basketball history! pic.twitter.com/1zYl3zzZaW — Special…

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Disability: A Poem By Trey Marabella

Disability: A Poem By Trey Marabella

Disability is something I have It is something I was born with However it does not define me I define me I decide what I can and can not do I can do anything I set my mind to do No matter how hard or difficult the task I am motivated in life by People who told me that I couldn’t To prove all the doubters wrong and show them that I can and I will Never ever allow anyone to tell you that you can not do something Because you can do anything you set your mind to…

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Athlete Spotlight: Ricky Pyne

Athlete Spotlight: Ricky Pyne

When Ricky Pyne was born, the doctors told his parents he wouldn’t live past 12 years. That was 59 years ago. Ricky has not only defied the odds, but he has flourished as an athlete and cemented his legacy in Special Olympics. As we celebrate 50 years of the Special Olympics movement, Ricky is also celebrating 50 years as a Special Olympics athlete. Ricky joined Special Olympics when he was 9 years old, training and competing in swimming and gymnastics all through school. “I’m a very good swimmer. Nobody beat me in the 100 freestyle,” Ricky proudly shares. Over…

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