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State Soccer Cup

November 3, 2019

The 32nd 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 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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Our Venues & Partners:

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. 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
7:30 a.m. Team delegates arrive and register (inside Frost Library) only one representative from each team is needed to register
8:30 a.m. Athlete staging begins
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony

-Coaches meet in gymnasium during Opening Ceremony

10:00 a.m. Competition begins
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Olympic Town open
11:30 a.m.  Lunch delivered to competition tents

Fall Sports Season Information for Coaches

Welcome Letter from Governor’s Academy

Venue Map

Divisions & Team Schedules:

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

Young Athletes My First

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. 

Souvenir Store:

Get all of your Special Olympics Massachusetts merchandise at our souvenir store presented by Campus Customs. They sell clothes, hats, bags and more and accept cash or card.


November 3, 2019
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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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