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Recreational Sports

From Boston to Pittsfield, Special Olympics Massachusetts provides athletes with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to get involved with recreational sports and other athletic activities ranging from walking clubs, to dance classes, and beyond.

Recreational Sports

Launch your journey with Special Olympics Massachusetts

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!


Athletes participating in recreational sports


Coaches and unified partners in recreational sports

Program Details

From dancing to walking clubs and individual skills instruction on a variety of specific sports - there’s an opportunity for every age and ability, all year long!

Our Athletes In Action

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Pro Sports Preview: 2024 PGA Championship

Special Olympics Massachusetts Golfer, Tyler Lagasse breaks down the field and previews the 2024 edition of the PGA Championship. Learn a bit of history and get a sense for what storylines may play out on the course.

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March was Madness for One Cape Cod Program

Special Olympics MA teams saw excitement on the court this season, especially the LIFE program which trained over 50 basketball athletes across four different teams!

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"Oh, my God!" World Games Nominees had Pretty Awesome Birthdays!

While there is no doubt, Tyler Lagasse and Lindsey Blagg have had some memorable experiences over the years, but in 2024 they were both surprised with some truly incredible news. Watch...

Recreational Sports

Frequently Asked Recreational Sports Questions

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? write to us at Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org

What are Special Olympics recreational sports?
Do I compete against other athletes in recreational programs?
How much does it cost to participate in Special Olympics?
Are recreational programs adaptive?
How long do recreational programs run?
Can my child without an intellectual disability participate in recreational Special Olympics sports?
Do Skills Centers, Walking Clubs, or Dance Programs provide one-on-one support?

Recreational Sports in Action