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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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Stronger Together: Beth and Gina Donahue's Fitness Journey as a Mother-Daughter duo

Beth Donahue and her mom Gina bond through fitness, starting with Zumba and now being certified instructors, they lead inclusive fitness sessions for Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes, promoting health and unity.

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Meet the 2024 Hall of Fame Class: Carolyn Wojcik

Carolyn, beacon of positivity in Special Olympics MA, shines with warmth and resilience. From local to national competitions, her profound impact and unwavering dedication to inclusion led to her Hall of Fame induction.

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Celebrating the 2024 Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games

The 2024 Special Olympics MA Summer Games highlighted a weekend of courage, unity, and triumph at Harvard University. Athletes from across the commonwealth shined through five different sports as they competed at their highest level.