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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…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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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…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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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…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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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…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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Historic 2018 for Special Olympics Massachusetts!

To close out 2018, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 Special Olympics Massachusetts moments of the year! From the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, to the unveiling of unprecedented partnerships and the celebration of Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary, 2018 has had plenty of memorable moments. Xtra Mile Boston Marathon Team runs 26.2 miles for inclusion On April 16, the 26 runners on the Unified Xtra Mile Boston Marathon team ran 26.2 miles for inclusion. The team raised over $318,800 for Special Olympics Massachusetts, an Xtra Mile team record! The team included board members, relatives of Special…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Busy Fundraising Weekend – $250,000 raised!

Kicking off the holiday season, people all across Massachusetts showed their generosity, helping to raise $250,000 for Special Olympics Massachusetts at 7 events across the Commonwealth! The first weekend in December was a successful fundraising weekend for Special Olympics Massachusetts. On Saturday December 1, Pittsfield kicked off their 9th annual Cop on Top Fundraiser at the Pittsfield Walmart, raising $30,200 in just one day! They followed that up with another $15,000 on a chilly, wet Sunday for a grand total of $45,000. Chicopee also held a Cop on Top event on Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Thrive and Special Olympics Empower Athletes with support from the community

Thrive Support & Advocacy empowers more than 500 children and adults in the Metrowest area with developmental disabilities to lead rich, active, and self-directed lives. With more than 75 Thrive athletes participating in sports throughout the year, Special Olympics is a vital aspect of that empowerment. Through Special Olympics Massachusetts events and competitions, Thrivers demonstrate to themselves and the community that when the focus is on ability, you can do great things. For Thriver and athlete Matthew McCarthy, participating in Special Olympics has given him opportunities he could never have imagined. “The sports that I participate in through Thrive…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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2018 Bowl for a Goal with the New England Revolution

A room of screaming fans, lined up to get autographs, cheering for your every (dance) move. Just another day in the life of a New England Revolution Unified team athlete. On August 1, 2018, the New England Revolution first team joined the Revs Unified team for the fourth annual Bowl For a Goal event, sponsored by Arbella Insurance. Splitsville Luxary Lanes at Patriot Place was packed with Revs fans and Special Olympics fans as the players, Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners bowled to raise money for Special Olympics. Since the first Bowl For a Goal in 2015, the…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Meet Falmouth Road Race Runner Doreen Britton

By Peyton Heller Special Olympics Massachusetts Development Intern “If you’re not living on the edge you’re just taking up space!” Running for 35 years, Doreen Britton has participated in over 20 races, including a mud run, an inflatable obstacle run, several sprint triathlons, a 64-mile bike ride and 3 previous Falmouth Road Races. Doreen has been active with Special Olympics for many years and is currently a coach for bowling in the winter and track and field in the spring. Special Olympics is something Doreen loves to be apart of, especially with her job as a special education teacher…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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Meet Falmouth Road Race Runner Jill Stone

By Peyton Heller Special Olympics Massachusetts Development Intern Growing up in Hanover, MA and spending her summers on the Cape, Jill Stone has run the Falmouth Road Race in both 2014 and 2015, and is very happy to be back running this year for Special Olympics Xtra Mile Team with her best friend, Elizabeth Downs. Motivated by Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete Andrew Lawson, Elizabeth’s cousin, as well as her husband’s cousin, Seth Dame who is a Special Olympics Rhode Island athlete, Jill is running for #LawsonStrong and #SethStrong. “Andrew and Seth are two of the sweetest guys you’ll ever…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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