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Flag Football & Cheerleading State Tournament

November 13

Annual Flag Football State Tournament that will be held at Gillette Stadium. Event includes Flag Football teams from Special Olympics Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut .


Flag Football Championships

This event happens every fall and serves as the season ending tournament for teams from all across New England and is supported by the New England Patriots and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.

A Special Olympics athlete prepares for a flag football game.

Cheerleading Demonstration

This event also includes Cheerleading demonstrations in which Special Olympics Cheerleading Athletes work on and learn cheers with the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, as well as perform the cheers they have practiced all season long.

Special Olympics Cheerleading.

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Get Involved

Want to be a part of this great event?  Special Olympics Massachusetts is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to deliver sports to the 13,000 + athletes that participate in our programming. This event requires approximately 150 volunteers. These volunteer roles are wonderful opportunities to support, cheer-on, encourage and congratulate the athletes as they compete and showcase all of their hard work and training.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Certified officials
  • Scorekeepers
  • Timers
  • Announcers
  • Photographers
  • Medical & first aid

To get involved visit our online volunteer registration portal or for more information please contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager.


Contact: Charles Hirsch

 Gillette Schedule of Events:

  • 8:00 am: Volunteer Arrival
  • 8:00 am: Team Registration Shift One
  • 8:30 am: Coaches’ Meeting
  • 9:00 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00 am: Shift One Competition Begins
  • 10:00 am: Cheerleading Begins
  • 11:30am Shift Two Registration
  • 12:30pm Shift Two Coaches meeting
  • 1:00pm: Shift Two Competition Begins
  • *Awards as divisions finish

**Schedule subject to change

Event Notes

  • Event layout: Gillette Venue Map
  • Shift Assignments
    • Teams in Shift # 2 are welcome to attend the opening ceremony at 9am.
  • Game Schedule (TBD)
  • Only registered Athletes, Coaches, Unified Partners and Volunteers are allowed on field
  • Families are welcome to attend and will be seated in the stands. NO FIELD ACCESS for Families and spectators
  • Cheerleading will take place inside Optum Lounge. MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED
  • No Meals will be provided for teams. Multiple restaurants and  food options are available inside Patriot Place
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK allowed inside Stadium or on the Field
  • In the case of inclement weather a status message will be left on this page and on the voicemail box of 508-485-0986 ext 222) after 6am the day of the event.




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Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035 United States
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