Annual Events

It’s Going To Be An Unforgettable Year

Throughout the year, Special Olympics Massachusetts brings together individuals of all abilities, their families, volunteers and supporters for a series of uplifting and transformative events. From exhilarating sports competitions to inspiring cultural celebrations, our calendar is packed with opportunities for athletes of all abilities to shine and inspire.

Summer Games

Over 1500 athletes and Unified Partners and 1000 volunteers descend on the Harvard University Athletic Complex for three days of inclusion, sports and fun.  Get in the game and be a part of the marquee inclusive sports event in Massachusetts that will show the rest of the commonwealth what is possible when everyone is included.

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USA & World Games

Alternating between summer and winter, the Special Olympics World Games have become some of the most important events of the movement for inclusion around the globe. Similarly, the Special Olympics USA Games take place every four years and provide incredible experiences for athletes from all over the country.

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Polar Plunge

Every winter, brave souls line up to take an icy plunge in support of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Individuals or teams collect pledges for their bravery from family, friends and colleagues. Whether you're diving headfirst or cheering from the sidelines, the Polar Plunge promises a memorable experience filled with courage, laughter, and a deep sense of community.

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Hall of Fame

Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions & commitment of athletes, coaches, families, volunteers, law enforcement personnel and corporate partners in this special event. All nominations take place in the fall and they are announced at this heartfelt event in the spring.

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Xtra Mile

A spirited and impactful fundraiser that encourages participants to push their limits by running, walking, or cycling an extra distance in support of our incredible athletes. XtraMile is a testament to the extraordinary achievements that can be accomplished when we go that extra mile, together.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run

This annual event brings together law enforcement officers from various agencies, along with community members, to carry the "Flame of Hope" across the state. The torch run symbolizes the dedication and commitment of law enforcement in championing the rights and inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Over The Edge

Take your support to new heights with this adrenaline-inducing event where participants step outside their comfort zones and rappel (safely!) down a building. Over The Edge combines adventure with a powerful mission, raising crucial funds that directly support programs and opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Bio Ball

This one-day basketball tournament fundraiser pairs bio-tech teams with Special Olympics Massachusetts's basketball teams for a day of 5-on-5 basketball, skills and drills, inclusion and community. This 16+ year tradition raises vital funds that help us spread inclusion through the power of sport throughout the state.

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