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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 2018 Recap

Team Massachusetts joined thousands of athletes, coaches and Unified partners in Seattle July 1-7 for the 2018 USA Games. Members of Team Massachusetts competed in eight sports, Gymnastics, Swimming, Bowling, Power Lifting, Golf, Basketball, Soccer and Flag Football, and returned home with an impressive 41 medals.  Read below for medal count and highlights. Check out photos from the week in Seattle! Medal Count: 41 ???? 14 ???? 13 ???? 14 4th Place– 7 5th Place–  6 6th Place–  2 7th Place– 1 8th Place–  1 Team Massachusetts in the news: Team Massachusetts Flag Football and the Zamansky Brothers on ESPN…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Be a Part of Team Massachusetts

Support Massachusetts athletes heading to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA with a donation, by attending a local fundraiser, and by cheering them on via social media! Support Team Massachusetts today! Bank of America highlights the Haverhill Flag Football Team Megan Colby’s video to thank her donors:   Cheer on Team Massachusetts with on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Author: Charles Hirsch

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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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USA Games Spotlight: Brandon Moore

North Attleboro’s Moore to Compete in Bowling at 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete, Brandon Moore is heading to Seattle, WA along with the 49 other athletes and Unified partners who make up Team Massachusetts. At the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July, Brandon will compete against athletes from across the country in 10-pin bowling at Kenmore Lanes. While this will be Brandon’s first USA Games experience, he has been competing with Special Olympics for over 12 years. Brandon’s involvement with Special Olympics dates to before he was competing, he supported the mission through the…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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