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Going the Xtra Mile—Teamwork Prevails at Annual Jolly Jaunt 5K

When Beth Donahue and Erin Delahunty saw their friend Paula struggling to reach the finish line at the 2023 Boston Jolly Jaunt, they began to back track and ran down the road to help their friend finish the race.

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Athlete Leaders Inspire Special Olympics CEOs Across US

Three athlete leaders, James Day Keith, Tyler Lagasse and Lumene Montissol from Special Olympics Massachusetts spoke in front of Special Olympics CEOs from across the country at the US CEO Meeting which took place in Boston.

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Tyler Lagasse plays alongside New England PGA Interns at Third Annual Birdies 2 Benefit Fundraiser

The New England PGA professionals were impressed with Special Olympics MA Athlete, Tyler Lagasse as he drove a beautiful ceremonial tee shot right down the fairway and asked him to join in on the action for the final round.

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Going the Xtra Mile—Teamwork Prevails at Annual Jolly Jaunt 5K

When Beth Donahue and Erin Delahunty saw their friend Paula struggling to reach the finish line at the 2023 Boston Jolly Jaunt, they began to back track and ran down the road to help their friend finish the race.

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Athlete Leaders Inspire Special Olympics CEOs Across US

Three athlete leaders, James Day Keith, Tyler Lagasse and Lumene Montissol from Special Olympics Massachusetts spoke in front of Special Olympics CEOs from across the country at the US CEO Meeting which took place in Boston.

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Tyler Lagasse plays alongside New England PGA Interns at Third Annual Birdies 2 Benefit Fundraiser

The New England PGA professionals were impressed with Special Olympics MA Athlete, Tyler Lagasse as he drove a beautiful ceremonial tee shot right down the fairway and asked him to join in on the action for the final round.

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Jake Blatnica always gets back up

Jake Blatnica of Natick, MA probably shouldn’t have been able to play sports, not at the high school level, anyway. Yet, today he is competing at the highest level and was named the Special Olympics High School Athlete of the year.

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Fenway’s Disability Pride Night was a ‘Dream Come True’ for Dorchester Athlete, Radley Theolien

Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete, Radley Theolian was recognized at Fenway on Disability Pride Night. Can you believe this was Radley's first time in the historic ballpark?

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First-time swimmer takes home the Bronze at Bridgewater State Qualifier

First-time Living Independently Forever (LIFE) Special Olympics athlete swimmer Matt Oremland competed in his first Special Olympics Swimming Qualifier at Bridgewater State University.

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First-Time Boston Marathon® Runner Kelsie Rainone is Thankful for the Xtra Mile Community

As someone who has always been driven to help people reach their greatest potential, Kelsie has committed to running both the 2023 Boston Athletic Association 5K and Boston Marathon as a member of the Special Olympics MA Xtra Mile Team.

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Anne DeForge sits down with James Day Keith about his role in 'Champions'

‍I had the honor to sit and chat with Massachusetts own James Keith, who plays Benny in the movie Champions, a movie with most of the main characters played by people with special needs.

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First-time bowler takes home the Gold at the Traditional State Tournament

Sara Lynn is Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete from Living Independently Forever Inc. Cape Cod (LIFE) who participated in bowling for the very first time this year; but that is not all that Sara did.

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Introducing Content Squad Athlete Leader Amanda Church

Do think you could swim 25 yards while carrying the weight of two metal rods? Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall Fame athlete Amanda Church does just that every time she jumps in the pool.

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Special Olympics MA Athletes Show Gratitude for State Senators and Reps for Supporting Inclusion

On Wednesday, March 27th, Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes, community members, and staff headed to the State House to thank Rep. Garballey and other State Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated ongoing support.

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Natick High's Unified Athlete Set to Run Boston as Duo-Team

Peter Kline formed “Marathons With Meaning” to make running more accessible for individuals with disabilities. This year, Peter will run the Boston Marathon with Natick High School Unified Track athlete Yousef.

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Brody is running for a more Unified future; but his journey won’t stop at the finish line

As an advocate for inclusion, Brody knew that he didn’t want to run the Boston Marathon just for himself. When he came across the Special Olympics MA Xtra Mile Team, he instantly knew this was the charity he wanted to run for!