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Gregg Gallant’s Story – Natick Passion Plunge 2020

Hello, I’m Gregg and I am very excited to be part of your plunge today in support of Special Olympics. Special Olympics Massachusetts offers 23 amazing sports over 4 seasons, as an athlete I compete in four of those: Alpine skiing in the winter, volleyball in the spring, softball in the summer and soccer in the fall. I would love to be able to play every sport…..but let’s be honest, I’m not superman.  For over 50 years Special Olympics has included and given the opportunities to many of my fellow athletes that they have never dreamed of. Through the…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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LETR 2019 Year in Review

LETR Year in Review for 2019 By: LETR Executive Council Co-Director, Chief Rick Pierce (Retired) Greetings, Another very successful year for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run program is about to come to an end. Our 2019 LETR activities and events will set another fundraising goal as we continue to raise funds and awareness for our Special Olympic Athletes in Massachusetts. Our 2019 fundraising projected total is $736,000! Once again, in 2019 we have seen new members and departments join our LETR team as we continue to expand and grow our program. LETR Executive Co-Director Chief Jim DiGianvittorio and…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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2020 Nantasket Polar Plunge

One of the longest standing plunges: Nantasket Polar Plunge Did you know the Nantasket Polar Plunge started in 1996? This plunge will be 24 years old in 2020! Not only are you participating in one of the oldest plunges Special Olympics Massachusetts Plunges, it’s also one of the most beautiful located at the beach in Hull, MA! Check out this video from the Nantasket Plunge in 2012! Were you there?   Register Here!     Details: February 29th, 2020 Nantasket Beach, Hull MA Registration opens at 10:00 AM

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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2020 Natick Passion Plunge

Join us for the first plunge of the 2020 Season! The Natick Passion Plunge, gets its name from the time of year. The Plunge is always held close to Valentine’s Day and is hosted by the AMVETS Department of Massachusetts. What makes it unique? Plungers really take brrrraaavvvving the cold to a whole new level because THIS body of water has to be SAWED open for participants to plunge. They first take out the chainsaws the day before, but need to saw the ice at least TWO more times before the plunge even starts! Don’t forget the awesome raffle prizes…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 2018 in Review

By: LETR Executive Council Co-Director, Retired Chief Rick Pierce Greetings, With 2018 coming to a close, Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Co-Director Chief DiGianvittorio and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for all your hard work and dedication to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes across Massachusetts. Our Massachusetts LETR program has continued to grow in 2018 and we have welcomed many newcomers who have joined our ranks and even organized some first-time fundraisers. We continue to expand across the state from north to south and east to west while gaining new partners and conducting some…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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