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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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2019 Special Olympics USA World Games team announced!

Special Olympics USA has announced the delegation heading to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Over 300 athletes and coaches will travel to the UAE in March to compete in the first ever World Games to take place in the Middle East. Among this group are 15 athletes and coaches from Massachusetts! See the roster and link to photos below. Basketball: Colin Davidson, Athlete, Northborough Ryan Dixon, Athlete, Shrewsbury Zachary Englehart, Athlete, Worcester Merrill Englehart, Coach, Worcester Joseph Jamros, Athlete, Shrewsbury Matt Millett, Athlete, Spencer Brian Mills, Athlete, Northborough Bill O’Brien III, Coach, Shrewsbury Liam O’Brien…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Skiing Makes Me Feel Free

World Games Athlete Spotlight: Chris O’Neil At the age of eight alpine skier Chris O’Neil put on his first pair of skis. He started with an adaptive program at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA and loved the sport so much that by middle school he was skiing 3-4 days a week with the Special Olympics Massachusetts Nashoba Shooting Stars ski team. According to O’Neil, “skiing is a sport that makes me feel free when I do it.” After 19 years of practicing and improving, he’ll be taking his skills to Austria to represent the United States at the 2017…

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Massachusetts Athletes Represent at Special Olympics World Winter Games

The skates are sharpened, the skis are waxed and there’s only six weeks left of training for the biggest competition of their lives. On March 12, 2017 Patrick Adams, Alyssa Neil, Chris O’Neil and Rebecca Robinson will be boarding a plane heading to Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz/Schladming, Austria. Neil and Adams both speed skaters, and O’Neil and Robinson alpine skiers, have been training for this moment since they started as Special Olympics athletes. More than a year ago, the selection process begain when they each applied to represent Special Olympics USA at the 2017 World Winter Games….

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