For nearly a decade, the New Balance Foundation has generously supported Special Olympics Massachusetts to enhance sport opportunities for athletes across Boston and Lawrence. A portion of their annual support goes towards the operation of Lawrence School Day Games which has seen recent participation grow to over 500 athletes. New Balance sends dozens of volunteers to the Lawrence School Day Games and their passion for friendly and inclusive competition creates a wonderful atmosphere for our athletes. Additional support from New Balance Foundation has helped elevate Special Olympics Massachusetts’ annual Jolly Jaunt in Boston each December. Moving into 2019, the partnership will extend to our Xtra Mile endurance fundraising platform and will include additional opportunities for our runners to gain access to highly sought after events. Stay tuned for exciting announcements around these new opportunities later in 2018.
With a shared commitment to athletics and to inspiring healthy youth development, New Balance, the New Balance Foundation, and Special Olympics Massachusetts will continue to strengthen sport access and sport experiences for our athletes. New Balance has been a true collaborator when it comes to offering financial, in-kind and volunteer support to our organization and we are extremely grateful for their contributions.