Senior Sports Classic

Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to host this unique event which caters to athletes over the age of 40 who train and compete in the lifetime sports of bocce, horseshoes, golf skills and race walking. The annual tournament is held in one of New England’s most popular vacation spots: Cape Cod. Festivities begin on Friday evening with the Opening Ceremony at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, followed by a dinner, the highly-anticipated dance and other entertainment.

On Saturday, competitions will take place at Barnstable High School where athletes, volunteers and spectators will enjoy BBQ thanks to the Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts.

Healthy Athlete screenings at Olympic Town will also be available to athletes in between competitions. Upon completion of competition, all athletes will receive awards.

Dates: October 17th & 18th, 2014

2015 October 16th & 17th

Housing: The Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis, MA directions

Competition Site: Barnstable High School, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA directions    Venue Map

General Schedule of Events



3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Team Check-in (Plus free time for swimming, recreational activities & enjoying the area)6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa & Check-out
5:00 p.m.Staging for Opening8:30 a.m.Warm-up and stretch at Barnstable High School
5:30 p.m.Opening Ceremony9:00 a.m. – NoonBOCCE COMPETITION with awards following each division completion
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Dinner and Dance (Tunes provided by Cruz Entertainment)9:00am-2pm   FunFitness Screenings
8:00 p.m.Coaches Meeting10:00am-11:30am  GOLF SKILLS & HORESHOES competition with awards following each division completion
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch provided by Parrot Head Club of Eastern, MA
Noon – 2:00pm    RACEWALKING events with awards immediately following heat



9am: Bocce

  • Singles
  • Traditional Doubles
  • Unified Doubles

10am: Horseshoes

  • Singles Competition (at variety of levels)

10am: Golf Skills

  • Long Drive
  • Chipping
  • Long putt
  • Short putt

Noon: Race walking

  • 10M Assisted Walk
  • 25 meters Wheelchair (can go longer distances if requested in advance)
  • 25 meters
  • 50 meters
  • 100 meters
  • 400 meters
  • 800 meters


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to assist with competition venues on Saturday, 10/18 at Barnstable High School.

Specific jobs include:

  • Bocce Official (Some bocce knowledge encouraged.)
  • Bocce scorekeeper and timer.
  • Horseshoes volunteer – Assist venue director with score keeping and measuring throws.
  • Golf volunteer – Assist venue director with various golfing skills contests.
  • Track volunteer – Assist venue directors with timing, score keeping and escorting athletes from staging area to competition and then awards.

Among many more opportunities!