Calendar

Aug
26
Sat
Tournament of Champions @ Marlborough MA
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day

Event Guide

EVENT GUIDE contains all event information such as venue locations, schedules, directions, meals, emergency contacts, and housing instructions. Please review before attending  the games.

Event Schedules

All event scheudles are located in the tournament of Champions EVENT GUIDE

 

Housing

Special Olympics will be utilizing the following hotels for programs during the event. All hotels are located on Rt. 20 and are less then a mile a part. SOMA housing assignments will not be available to programs until Mid August.

  • Best Western
  • Embassy Suites
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Garden Inn

Housing will be sent to all local programs, if you have any questions regarding your housing or did not receive your housing assignments please email ops@specialolympicsma.org

For housing locations and address’s visit the EVENT GUIDE

Families Housing

Families looking to stay in Marlborough may book a room in the above hotels or in one of the following hotels. All hotels listed are under a 2 mile radius from each other

  • Courtyard Boston

Meals

Lunch will be made available at all venues through the venue’s concession stand. Participating teams will be given food vouchers to order off specialize menu at the venues concession stand

Special Olympics MA will be making Dinner reservations for teams in one of the following Marlborough restaurants. All athletes and coaches must present credentials at the time of ordering their dinner, Specialized menus have been created for Special Olympics programs at each venue

  • All Star Bar and Grill (Best Western)
  • Embassy Suites
  • Fire Fly’s BBQ
  • Vin Bin
  • More to be named

For a complete menu and dinner reservation assignments and times please visit the EVENT GUIDE

Volunteer

To sign up to volunteer visit our online registration

If you are interested in volunteering at an event here is a list of potential jobs you may do at the venue during the Summer Season

Other Events

Visit the EVENT GUIDE for a full listing of events at the Tournament of Champions Olympic Village

Sep
13
Wed
South Eastern MA Fall Season Coaches Meeting @ Kelly Gym, Bridgewater State University
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual Pre-Season meeting for all Coaches to go over Fall sports and other sport training. Meeting will be held in Kelly Gymnasium, Park Ave Bridgewater

Meeting will focus on Flag football skill progression

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the meeting date and location you will be attending.  RSVP HERE (coming soon).

Sep
17
Sun
Berkshires Equestrian @ Whispering Pines Farm
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Home of the Annual Berkshire Equestrian Show, this event is one of a kind. Starting with an amazing Opening Ceremonies and phenomenal competition throughout the day – all are welcome to come and cheer on the riders!

2017 Class List (Coming September)

Tentative Schedule:

  • 12pm: Team Registration
  • 12:30am: Opening Ceremonies
  • 1:00pm -4:00pm: Competition with awards following each class
  • Awards: on a rolling basis
Sep
24
Sun
South Shore Equestrian Show @ Briggs Stable
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

For complete list of riders and 2016 class list and trail map  visit the event program

Copies of the event program and trial map will also be available at registration

Tentative Schedule:

  • 8am: Rider Registration
  • 9am: Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30am-1:00pm: Competition with awards following each round
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch
  • Awards: on a rolling basis

Rain Plan:

In the case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors.

Oct
1
Sun
Cape Cod Equestrian Show @ Smithfield Farm
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Event Description:

Annual equestrian show where athletes and horses from Martha’s Vineyard, the Cape, and surrounding areas come to compete and display their riding skills.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 11:30am: Team Registration
  • Noon: Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:15pm-4:00pm: Competition & awards
  • 4pm: Closing Ceremonies

Competition:

  • 2017 Event Timeline coming in late August

Rain Plan:

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors

Oct
14
Sat
Southeastern MA Flag Football Qualifying Tournament & Cheerleading Expo @ Taunton High School
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

One of SOMA’s Annual Flag Football Qualifying Tournament & Cheerleading Expo that will be held at Taunton High School once again this year.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

This event has had food provided in the past; however, this year may not have food donated. Please plan accordingly

  • 7:00am: Volunteer Arrival
  • 9am: Team Registration
  • 9:15am: Coaches’ Meeting
  • 9:30am: Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00am: Competition begins
  • 11:40am: Cheerleading Expo on field (No workshop is planned this year for the cheerleading teams)
  • *Awards after each team is done with competition

Competition Schedule

Schedule to be posted one week before event.

Taunton High Venue Map

Weather Updates:

If the status of the event changes it will be posted here. Also, message will be left on the following number with any changes to the schedule posted above by 6:30a. Please do not call before then as that may inhibit the ability to update the message. Call 508-485-0986 ext 218

Oct
15
Sun
Mansfield Soccer Qualifying Tournament @ Plymouth Street Fields
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

This year the Plymouth Street Complex will host one of three SOMA’s Soccer Qualifying Tournament.  This tournament will host teams from across Massachusetts

Schedule of the Day*:

  • Volunteer Registration: 8:00 am
  • Team Registration: 8:30 am
  • Opening Ceremonies: 9:15 am
  • Competition: 10:00 am
  • Awards: After teams have finished their scheduled games

*Schedule subject to change

Competition information:

  • GAME SCHEDULE

Rain Plan:

  • Cancellation message will be left at 508-485-0986 ext. 218 by 6:00am
Oxford Soccer Qualifying Tournament @ Ruel Field
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

This year the Oxford Youth Soccer Ruel Field Complex will host one of three SOMA’s Soccer Qualifying Tournament.  This tournament will host teams from across Massachusetts

Schedule of the Day*:

  • Volunteer Registration: 7:30 am
  • Team Registration: 8:00 am
  • Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 am
  • Competition: 9:30 am
  • Skills Competition: 10:00 am
  • Awards: After teams have finished their scheduled games

*Schedule subject to change

Competition information:

  • GAME SCHEDULES
  • Ruel Field Map

    Ruel Field Map

Rain Plan:

  • Cancellation message will be left at 508-485-0986 ext. 218 by 6:00am
Pingree School Soccer Qualifying Tournament @ Pingree School
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Overview:

This year the Pingree School will host one of three SOMA Soccer Qualifying Tournaments.  This tournament will host teams from across Massachusetts

Schedule of the Day*:

  • Volunteer Registration: 8:00 am
  • Team Registration: 8:00 am
  • Coaches Meeting: 8:45am
  • Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 am
  • Competition: 9:30 am
  • Skills Competition: 10:00am
  • Awards: After teams have finished their scheduled games

*Schedule subject to change

Competition information:

2017 PINGREE SOCCER SCHEDULE

Rain Plan:

  • Cancellation message will be left at 508-485-0986 ext. 218 by 6:00am
Oct
20
Fri
Senior Sports Classic @ Barnstable High School
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to host this unique event which caters to athletes over the age of 40 who train and compete in the lifetime sports of bocce, horseshoes, golf skills and race walking. The annual tournament is held in one of New England’s most popular vacation spots: Cape Cod. Festivities begin on Friday evening with the Opening Ceremony at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, followed by a dinner, the highly-anticipated dance and other entertainment. Saturday is full of competition and fun!

Event Guide with all tournament information including Hotel, meals & schedules

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 @ THE CAPE CODDER RESORT & SPA – 1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis

3:00—4:30 pm            Team Check in (plus free time for swimming, recreational activities & enjoying the area)

5:00 pm                       Staging for Opening Ceremonies

5:30 pm                       Opening Ceremonies*

6:30—9:30 pm            Dinner Dance

8:00 pm                       Coaches meeting

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 @ BARNSTABLE HIGH SCHOOL

6:30-8:30am              Continental Breakfast at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa & check out

8:45am                       Arrival for bocce athletes to warm-up

9:00am-Noon              BOCCE COMPETITION with awards following each division completion.

10:00am-11:30am      GOLF SKILLS & HORESHOES competition with awards following each division completion.

11:00 am -1:00pm      Lunch provided by The Parrot Head Club of Eastern MA

Noon – 2:00pm           RACEWALKING events with awards immediately following heat.

ONGOING                   AWARDS