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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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Palmer students receive national Special Olympics grant

Students with and without disabilities at Palmer High School will soon be cooking and learning about nutrition together, thanks to a Special Olympics International Youth Innovation Grant. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States, including Palmer High School, are the inaugural recipients of the grants. Funding from the grant aims to advance a broad range of inclusion initiatives in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. Chelsea Lopes and Maygen James, two student leaders from Palmer High School, proposed their idea for a Unified Cooking class, to be taught by Palmer teacher Paul Holloway, and have been awarded…

Author: Catherine Twing

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