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State Soccer Cup

November 7

The 34th annual State Soccer Cup will once again take place at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, a preparatory school 30 miles north of Boston. Students at the school play a crucial role in making the event a success year after year.

Special Olympics Massachusetts is excited to continue to  partner with the Governor’s Academy, a 2008 Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame inductee, and is a shining example of the partnership between schools and Special Olympics. For over 30 years, the entire student body turns out to volunteer and cheer on the teams competing. The students are led by a select group of upperclassmen, who apprentice as juniors before leading the event their senior year.

Over the years, thousands of students have led the effort to provide the best possible venues, volunteers, and atmosphere, showcasing Special Olympics soccer at the highest level in Massachusetts. We thank all of the students, faculty and staff who have been so instrumental in continuing this valuable partnership.

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Get Involved

Want get involved? Special Olympics Massachusetts is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to deliver sports to the 14,000 + athletes that participate in our programming. We rely on approximately 600 volunteers (many of them are Governor’s Academy students, faculty and staff) to execute this event. 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
  • Photographers
  • Medical & First Aid

To get involved visit our online volunteer registration portal!

Press / Media

Contact: Charles Hirsch

State Soccer Cup Schedule of Events:

6:30 a.m. Volunteer registration
8:00 a.m. Team delegates arrive and register. All participants to be screened upon arrival

10:00 a.m. Competition begins

12:30 a.m.  Lunch delivered to competition tents


Welcome Letter from Governor’s Academy

Venue Map

Divisions & Team Schedules:

  • Divisions
  • Master Schedule

Awards are to be given out immediately following completion of each division.

Event Notes:

  • Boxed lunch will be provided by Governors Academy
  • Whoopie Wagon and Fat Belly’s BBQ will each have a food truck on site

Social Media Contest:

Show us how you’re getting ready for our largest soccer event of the year and win a Special Olympics Massachusetts prize pack. Post your pictures from practices, qualifiers or the day of the Soccer Cup using #SoccerCup19 for your chance to win.

3 winners will be chosen from all eligible posts on 11/4/19. Enter more than once. More entries = more chances to win. 



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Matt Ruxton
508-485-0986 ext. 222


The Governor’s Academy
1 Elm St
Newbury, MA 01922
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