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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 9/25/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Heather St….

Author: Deepa Ananth

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250 miles by the end of 2020

Meet the top fundraiser from the past few years of the Peabody Holiday Torch Run. Jeremy “Jay” Carlo has been actively involved in the Special Olympics for three and a half decades.  He began in Worcester at age 10, competing in Track and Field events like the softball throw and running events but it was when, as a student at the Mercy Center, he joined the Special Olympics basketball team and his love of the Special Olympics blossomed.  Being a part of a team, practicing and competing together, is where Jay’s spirit shines brightest.  He loves cheering teammates on…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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Returning to Play in Fall 2020

It’s no secret that this year has not been typical. With the support and cooperation of everyone in our community we are excited to  move into the Fall season. In order to make sure athletes are staying active and also safe, we have adjusted how teams practice and compete and which sports can be trained for in each season. Teams who take part in our typical fall sports of Flag Football and Soccer will be able to practice and compete in a modified way. We are also extending several sports from the Summer into the Fall to provide even…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/21

This week’s theme is: 10 Tips For A Better Sleep Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog is all about tips to help you get a better night sleep! How to Improve Your Sleep Sleep is such an important part of your overall health! When it comes to wellness, sleep is often forgotten about. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 1 in 3 American Adults do not get healthy amounts of sleep. The NIH…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 9/18/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Heather St….

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/14

This week’s theme is: A Football Themed Workout Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog is a workout inspired by the start of football season! Football Themed Workout This workout is a body weight workout meaning no equipment is necessary! It can be done inside or outside, whichever you prefer. Tight or small space to work out in? No problem! Each of these exercises can be done in small spaces. Modifications for each exercise is available.  The…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 9/11/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Heather St….

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/7

This week’s theme is: A Healthy Grocery Store List! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog will focus on an example of a grocery store list that not only is healthy, makes lots of different meals but is also within a budget! Why Create A Grocery Store List Before we begin, I want to ask you a question, do you make a grocery store list before you go food shopping? If you answered, yes, then great!! If…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/31

This week’s theme is Fun Facts About Fitness! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog will focus on fun facts about fitness you probably didn’t know! Fun Facts About Fitness….. …..That you probably didn’t know. Everyone knows that you should workout because its “healthy” or because its “good” for you. Lets look at some other benefits & reasons why you should be working out! Exercising improves brain performance. Cardiovascular exercise helps create new brain cells. This enhances…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 8/28/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Natasha Connor…

Author: Catherine Twing

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