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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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USA Games Spotlight: Alyssa Neil

Holyoke Athlete to Compete at USA Games in Seattle Alyssa Neil is an accomplished athlete who has traveled across the country and around the world showing people what she can accomplish through sports. Her next opportunity to compete on the national stage will be at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Alyssa has been selected to run as a member of Team Massachusetts only a year after she was in Austria speed skating for Special Olympics USA at the 2017 World Winter Games. Alyssa competes year-round in track & field, soccer, bowling, speed skating, and bocce…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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USA Games Spotlight: Tyler Lagasse

Tyngsboro Golfer Returns to the National Stage Looking for Gold in Seattle Tyler Lagasse of Tyngsboro will be the lone golfer from Massachusetts heading to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA. As a high level competitor, Tyler qualified to compete in the elite athlete division at Willows Run Golf Club. Tyler, a Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Famer,  has been golfing since 2003 and his dedication to the sport have paid dividends. Tyler has been selected multiple times to participate in the Special Olympics Pro-Am tournament outside Washington D.C., he has competed at the National Level…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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Fenway Park Batting Practice Contest Winners

Athlete Winner: Danny Williamson My name is Danny Williamson and to me one of the best things about my experience with Special Olympics is the friendships I’ve made and the respect I’ve gotten since I joined. I’ve made friends with athletes and coaches all around the country. Through Special Olympics I’ve earned the respect and support of my community, family, friends and fellow athletes through my efforts as a teammate and competitor in many sports. Although I stutter, I have gained enough confidence in myself to recite the Athlete’s Oath in front of thousands at Opening Ceremonies in Harvard….

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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