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2020 Pittsfield Super & Polar Plunge

Join us for the only Super Plunge in Massachusetts! Do you think you can plunge 24 times in 24 hours?! Join us for Berkshire County’s only Polar Plunge to find out. What’s so unique about this Plunge? Pittsfield Police Department hosts this one of a kind event for Special Olympics Massachusetts! On Saturday, Super Plungers will start their challenge of 24 plunges in 24 hours. On Sunday morning, more Plungers will join the Super Plungers for their final plunge. All of these Plunges happen right in a man-made pool at Bousquet Ski Area. Will you Plunge 24 times or…

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2020 Lakeville Polar Plunge

Join us for this fun annual plunge in a new location! Plunge into Lakeville’s Clear Pond Park at the 2020 Lakeville Polar Plunge, formerly the New Bedford Polar Plunge! What’s so unique about this Plunge? The Lakeville Polar Plunge brings the entire community together to Plunge into Clear Pond! Put together by Greater New Bedford Special Olympics and Lakeville Police Union, it is a region-wide event! This Plunge is growing rapidly and you can help us make it even bigger at this new location. Come hang out with law enforcement, enjoy local food, and support athletes! Want to show…

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2020 Harwich Polar Plunge

Join us for this FIRST TIME plunge! That’s right we have a brand new Polar Plunge in 2020 and want you to be the a part of the inaugural group of plungers! What’s so unique about this Plunge? The Harwich Polar Plunge is among our NEWEST Plunges! We’ve had so much fun all over the state and now we’re bringing that fun to the Cape! Law Enforcement from across the Cape will be participating and so can you! Want to show us how brrrrave you are? Be Bold. Get Cold. This winter during the March 14th Harwich Polar Plunge! Register…

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2020 Sharon Polar Plunge

Join us for this annual plunge that is a fan favorite! What’s so unique about this Plunge? The Sharon Polar Plunge will bring you back to your glory days, as it takes place right at Sharon High School! Plungers register in the gymnasium, take a stroll to the lake, plunge, & come back to the gym to warm up and get some awards! With Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Famer, Sgt. Larry Crosman, at the helm of this Plunge, it is sure to be fun. Want to show us how brrrrave you are? Be Bold. Get Cold. This winter…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Bonnie Bence

Bonnie Bence grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and still lives in St. Louis with her husband.  They have four children: three sons and a daughter. Bonnie’s involvement with Special Olympics comes from her son, Chris.  Chris is the Senior Manager for the Business Department for Special Olympics Washington D.C. Bonnie first got involved with children with intellectual disabilities when she was 15 years old.  Her father was the person in her life who got her involved.  He was very involved with the St. Mary’s Special School in St. Louis.  He would get Bonnie and her brother involved and helping out…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Abbie Kaiser

Abbie Kaiser grew up in Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. At one time running was just a hobby, but now she trains more seriously and does other things in her free time. Her hobbies include watching movies, reading, cooking, or hanging out with her friends and family. Nine years ago, Abbie moved out to Boston to study at Northeastern University.  Over the years she has gotten involved with many parts of the community allowing Boston to feel more like her home.  She also feels the city has given her many opportunities. Abbie got involved with Special Olympics…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Abby Conners

Abby Conners grew up in Douglas, Massachusetts and currently lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.  Her hobbies besides running include exercising, walking her dogs and reading.  Growing up, Abby lived only an hour outside of Boston, making Boston a very easy place for her and her family to go and explore.  She always enjoyed watching the Boston Marathon on TV each year.  A quote she likes to live her life by is “In a world where you can be anything, always be kind”. Abby feels Special Olympics gives opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in the…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Sean Dixon

Sean Dixon is a Massachusetts native.  He grew up in Shrewsbury and currently lives in South Boston where he has lived for the last three years.  Besides running, Sean spends his time working out and playing football or other sports, as well as volunteering in whatever other free time he has.  Growing up in Massachusetts his whole life, Sean and his family would often visit Boston. Special Olympics has meant everything to Sean and his family because Sean has a brother who has Down syndrome.  His brother has been a participant in many Special Olympics events over the years, which is…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Ken Collins

Ken Collins was born in Youngstown, Ohio and at 4-years-old he moved to Massachusetts and grew up in Raynham, Massachusetts.  Today, Ken still lives in Raynham in a house next to the one he grew up in with his wife, three kids, and dogs.  In his free time, Ken enjoys spending time outdoors.  Whether it’s hiking with his kids or just stilling by the pool with them.  Ken also enjoys coaching youth football in the fall.  The craziest thing that Ken says he has done so far in his life will be when he runs the Boston Marathon in…

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Meet Xtra Mile 2019 Boston Marathon Runner Tim McLaughlin

Tim McLaughlin is a Pennsylvania native, from Collegeville, who now lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his wife and their four children.  Both Collegeville and Wynnewood are just outside of Philadelphia.  Besides his obvious enjoyment of running, Tim really enjoys spending his time with his family.  Whether it’s working out, playing golf, skiing, or other sports he loves being able to spend quality time with his family.  Tim and his family also really enjoy traveling.  Every aspect of the amazing city of Boston reminds Tim of Philadelphia.  There’s not just one thing that seems to remind him of Philadelphia.  It’s everything,…

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