Events

2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This year’s Hall of Fame was especially exciting because we welcomed Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston as the co-host along side Special Olympics athlete Melissa Reilly. The event highlighted five inductees who have each made an incredible impact on the Special Olympics Movement, right here in Massachusetts. As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our movement, we thank all of the inductees for their dedication to supporting Inclusion through sports.

Tom E. Curran has been a leading voice on the Patriots and the NFL since 1997. First at the MetroWest Daily News then with the Providence Journal, Curran covered the Patriots during their post-Tuna fall and Belichick-Brady rise. After four years as NBCSports.com’s NFL insider and general columnist, Curran returned to the Patriots beat and his New England roots with NBC Sports Boston. Curran’s unique voice and leading-edge analysis have set him apart locally and nationally.

 

Melissa Reilly is a Special Olympics athlete who competes in Alpine Skiing and has represented the United States at World Games in South Korea. She is a Global Messenger helping spread the mission of Special Olympics. When not competing, Melissa works as an aide to State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

 

The 2018 Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame Class:

  • The Hastings Family
  • Liam Tierney
  • Paul Branagan
  • Art & Jean Merriam
  • Laurie Halpin

Celebrating Excellence in Sports

Special Olympic Hall of FameSpecial Olympics Massachusetts is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions & commitment of athletes, coaches, families, volunteers, law enforcement personnel and corporate partners.

Although many factors play into selecting inductees, including their impact on Special Olympics at the local, state and national level, all nominees to the Hall of Fame must have been involved with Special Olympics Massachusetts for at least five years.

Achievement Deserves Recognition

hall of fame medalAll Hall of Famers are presented with a commemorative medal highlighting their commitment to the Special Olympics Movement in the state of Massachusetts. Their photo and name will be displayed on the Hall of Fame wall at the Yawkey Sports Training Center.

 

Nomination and Selection to the Hall of Fame 2019

hall of fame wallDo you know someone who has made an impact on Special Olympics in the state of Massachusetts? Now is the time to nominate individuals, families or community organizations or businesses for enshrinement into the Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame. All nominations must be in by Monday, October 8th (Columbus Day).

Please email us and let us know who you are nominating and a little background on them. This is the first step in the process so please tell us as little or as much as you’d like about them and their impact on the organization.

Email your Hall of Fame Nomination

The only requirement for eligibility is a minimum of five years involvement with Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Celebrating Excellence in Sports

Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions & commitment of athletes, coaches, families, volunteers, law enforcement personnel and corporate partners. Although many factors play into selecting inductees, including their impact on Special Olympics at the local, state and national level, all nominees to the Hall of Fame must have been involved with Special Olympics Massachusetts for at least five years.

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