On Tuesday April 2nd, Harvard Law School Project on Disability hosted a conversation with two decorated athletes, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete Melissa Joy Reilly.
Some adults might consider their athletic careers over after their 20’s or 30’s, but Edward Therrien of Pittsfield is still competing as a Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete at the age of 80.
Competition leads to growth and the athletes are always looking to build their skills to meet and exceed their opponents. Competitive sports programming is available throughout Massachusetts in 23 sports at the local, regional and state level. Whether training to run the 100m dash or helping your basketball team win the league, you will find high quality competition with Special Olympics.
Through 23 sports and across all four seasons in every county of the state, athletes develop athletic skills, personal responsibility and leadership.Learn more →
Test the waters at Special Olympics Massachusetts with our various recreational sport and fitness opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a low-key program to stay active with and build lasting friendships or seeking a steppingstone before taking the deeper dive into competitive sports, we have something for you!Learn More →
Take your involvement beyond the competition field with our Athlete Leadership program. Here, individuals receive comprehensive instruction and have opportunities to hold influential positions that allow them to share their experiences and spread the mission of inclusion in their communities.Learn More →
Jump into an early introduction of Special Olympics through this fun sport and play program, where children stay active and establish healthy habits for the future—setting the stage for a life of physical activity, friendship, and learningLearn More →