Tournament of Champions

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About Tournament of Champions

Gear Up for these August Sports Tournaments

The Summer Season at Special Olympics MA is wrapping up with the annual August Tournament of Champions. These events span four different sports (Softball, Cycling, Bocce, and Golf) and take place throughout Massachusetts from Springfield to the South Shore.

These state-level and regional tournaments include over 1,000 athletes from across the state along with their coaches, families and friends and take place throughout the month of August.  

Teams train and compete all summer long to reach this stage and will be competing at their highest level. Spectators are encouraged to stop by one of the venues to cheer on the athletes!


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We get knocked down...

Let me win but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. This is the Special Olympics Athlete oath and is embodied at every sporting event across the Special Olympics Movement.

Bethany, a Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete out of the Milford Program faces adversity at the Tournament of Champions. See what happened when Bethany fell while competing for Gold at the Marlborough-based cycling race.

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Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games

Harvard University

65 N Harvard St
Start date:
June 7, 2024 5:00 PM
End date:
June 9, 2024 4:00 PM


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This is Kind of a Big Deal

Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games in the largest event we run each year. 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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There are so many ways to support inclusion through sports

01 | Get Involved

Sign up for updates and learn about other competitions in your area. Why wait for June, when you can get in the game today?

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02 | Volunteer

Be the first to know when Volunteer Opportunities are announced. By joining out volunteer newsletter, you’ll get updates on Summer Games and other volunteer opportunities that would interest you.


03 | Fundraise

Summer Games is put on at no cost to any participants. This includes housing, transportation, equipment, food, and venue space. Show your support by singing up for a fundraiser today.

Tournament of Champions Memories

Tournament of Champions Over The Years