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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 10/30/2020

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: Natesha Connor…

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 10/23/2020

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: Natesha Connor…

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Stay Fit With SOMA 10/19

Fitness Updates Stride Challenge Our 10 week walk, run, roll challenge is 3 weeks in but you can still join! The goal is to walk, run or roll the most miles in 10 weeks. Prizes will be given to those individuals who make it on the top 3 of the leader board the most time throughout the 10 weeks. For more information click HERE Walking Clubs Looking for a socially distant safe activity this fall? Walking clubs are the perfect opportunity! We have plenty of walking clubs currently going on. Most clubs will run till mid November. Interested in…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Coach Spotlight – Kate Dyer

Kate Dyer – Bridgewater-Raynham “I’ve known Kate for almost 20 years. I have always admired the way she works with all of her athletes, teaching them not only the rules of the game but on how to be good people. She has also grown her program to include Unified teams, which allows her son, a Special Olympics athlete, to compete alongside his sister and their peers. Her husband Jon also helps coach, as a matter of fact, the two met while coaching a Special Olympics team in New Bedford. She goes out of her way to help raise funds…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 10/16/2020

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: Natesha Connor…

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Coach Spotlight – James Sheridan

James Sheridan – West Springfield “Jim has been very active as a coach and assistant coach for many years, covering all of our sports year round including flag football, basketball, softball and now with football, soccer skills, and cornhole. Jim steps in for any quick turnaround when something needs to get done quickly, helping with equipment or anything needed at all with the athletes. Jim has also helped in securing funds through organizations like Knights or Columbus and the Lions club, and both he and his wife Maureen are always there to help in any fundraiser ideas and collecting…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 10/08/2020

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: Natesha Connor…

Author: Deepa Ananth

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2020 National Coaches Day – Ted Canty

Ted Canty – Auburn Rocketeers This year for National Coaches Day we are recognizing three outstanding Special Olympics Massachusetts coaches. We received dozens of nominations and were amazed to hear about incredible coaches who are making an impact on their athletes and communities.  “This an dedication about my coach Ted. Ted lives with his elderly parents, while working a very busy job, and still finds the time to help us out with our Special Olympics team. Ted has been with the Auburn Rocketeers for a VERY long time as a coach. He started the team with my aunt and…

Author: Amanda Garner

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2020 National Coaches Day – Andrew Christopher

Andrew Christopher – Whitman Area Panthers Floor Hockey This year for National Coaches Day we are recognizing three outstanding Special Olympics Massachusetts coaches. We received dozens of nominations and were amazed to hear about incredible coaches who are making an impact on their athletes and communities.        “Andrew came to us without any connection to Special Olympics or a Special Olympics athlete. He chose to join us, as an assistant floor hockey coach, because he wanted to make a difference. I retired because Andrew’s knowledge and coaching ability made it possible for me to do so. He…

Author: Catherine Twing

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2020 National Coaches Day – Tyrone Hicks

Coach Tyrone Hicks – Seven Hills Shamrocks Flag Football  This year for National Coaches Day we are recognizing three outstanding Special Olympics Massachusetts coaches. We received dozens of nominations and were amazed to hear about incredible coaches who are making an impact on their athletes and communities.  “Coach Hicks deserves this because he is a coach who coaches us in many ways. On the field, Coach Hicks always brings a positive attitude while making the practice fun, but when we need it he has the ability to motivate and get the best out of us. Coach Hicks is a…

Author: Catherine Twing

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