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

2018 Polar Plunges

With 10 Polar Plunge locations this year, there is sure to be an icy pond, pool, or ocean for you to run, jump and plunge into!

Be Bold. Get Cold.

Your Donation - DOUBLED

This month only! All donations made to our match campaign will be DOUBLED! Make 2x the impact before time runs out on December 31st at Midnight.

Double my donation!

Support Team Massachusetts!

Fifty athletes from Massachusetts will head to Seattle to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games June 1-6, 2018. The Games will celebrate inclusion on the national stage, highlighting the power of sports to change lives and change minds. #RiseWithUS

Learn more about Team Massachusetts

Winter Sports Season

Keep warm all winter with Special Olympics basketball, bowling, floor hockey or skiing! We'll see you at Winter Games in March.

Winter Sports Season Information
xtra mile

Xtra Mile presented by John Hancock Boston Marathon Team

Go even further for your next marathon, century bike ride or triathlon! Go the Xtra Mile for Special Olympics Massachusetts. The Xtra Mile Team is accepting applications to join our Boston Marathon fundraising team - Apply TODAY!

Join the Xtra Mile
2018 USA Games Team Announced!

2018 USA Games Team Announced!

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are just over six months away and Team Massachusetts is ready to go! Over the past year, Special Olympics Massachusetts has hosted qualifying competitions, reviewed applications, and made selections. Now, we can officially give you the entire Team Massachusetts Delegation heading to Seattle! On August 9, 2017 at the Bank of America Financial Center at 100 Federal Street In Boston, Special Olympics Massachusetts revealed the first 30 athletes who would be traveling to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA. Special Olympics athletes, Tyler Lagasse and Joe Morrill officially announced their…

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Game Changer: Athlete Lumene Montissol

Game Changer: Athlete Lumene Montissol

By: Jennifer Dowdy Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete Lumene Montissol often signs her name “Lightning” – a well deserved nickname for this soccer and track star. Known by her teammates and coaches for being one of the fastest athletes on the soccer field and track, Lumene has grown  as an athlete and as a person by participating in Special Olympics. When she was in middle school, Lumene joined Special Olympics and played bocce, basketball, soccer, and track and field. She said joining Special Olympics taught her “determination and sportsmanship,” skills she still uses today. As Lumene got older, she realized that her…

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Game Changer: Volunteer Andy Heller

Game Changer: Volunteer Andy Heller

By Jennifer Dowdy Andy Heller is a familiar face in Special Olympics Massachusetts. He volunteers in many roles, including coach, photographer, and team chaperone and was just honored as the 2017 Bristol County Volunteer of the Year! “It’s hard to believe I’ve been involved with Special Olympics for 15 years now,” says Andy. “It all started in 2003 when my wife Caron, a special educator for Attleboro Schools, brought 7 athletes to a track and field competition at the Attleboro School Day Games. I came to those games and took some photographs of her athletes in action. My involvement…

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