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Flag Football & Cheerleading State Tournament

November 16, 2019

Annual Flag Football State Tournament that will be held at Gillette Stadium and Franklin High School. Event includes Flag Football teams from all over New England.


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
  • 8:30 am: Coaches’ Meeting
  • 9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 am: Competition begins
  • *Awards as divisions finish

**Schedule subject to change

 Franklin Schedule of Events:

  • 8:45 am: Volunteer Arrival
  • 8:00 am: Team Registration
  • 9:00 am: Coaches’ Meeting
  • 9:30 am: Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 am: Competition begins
  • *Awards as divisions finish

**Schedule subject to change

Fall Sports Season Information for Coaches

Venue Information:

*Updated 11/7/2019

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Venue Maps
Gillette Venue Map
Franklin High School Venue Map

Rain Plan:

In the case of inclement weather a status message will be left on this page and on the voicemail box of Matt Ruxton (508-485-0986 ext 222) after 6am the day of the event.


Lunch is not provided. Lunch options for each venue:

  • Gillette Stadium –
    • No Food or drink is allowed inside stadium
    • Many food options are available inside Patriot Place
  • Franklin High School
    • Concessions will be open for purchase
      • Pizza, hot dogs, meatball subs, calzones, pretzels, popcorn, candy, cotton candy, hot and cold drinks

Additional Details

Teams that played at Franklin High School in 2018 are given preference to play at Gillette but are NOT guaranteed a slot at Gillette.


November 16, 2019


Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035 United States
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