The Summer Season at Special Olympics Massachusetts runs from June to Mid-August. The season includes numerous state qualifying tournaments, invitational events and culminates with season ending State Tournament.
During this time frame over 1,200 Special Olympics ATHLETES and Unified Partners train and participate in a variety of different sports and events, including: Bocce, Cycling, Golf, Sailing and Softball.
Visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION to volunteer for Special Olympics Massachusetts during the Summer Season. For more detailed information see the volunteer accordion below.
For information on Tournament of Champions visit the CALENDAR PAGE
Interested in volunteering during the Summer Season at Special Olympics? Special Olympics Massachusetts has the following volunteer opportunities through out the season
- Volunteer with our programs on a weekly basis helping out at practice
- Volunteer at one of our competitions
Summer Season event volunteer registration links coming soon.
- Qualifying Tournaments– Online registration is posted in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system
- Tournament of Champions– Online registration is posted in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system
Sign up to volunteer on our online registration
If you are interested in volunteering at an event here is a list of potential jobs during the Summer Season
Rules and Additional Qualifications
- Special Olympics Golf Rules
- Special Olympics Massachusetts Rules Quick Guide
- All golf teams and individuals must have a current up-to-date handicap assigned to them through the Mass Golf Association
- Returning teams/individuals only need to submit 4 cards to keep their handicap current. New teams/individuals must submit 6 cards to obtain a handicap
- Submit all score cards by August 10, 2018. (Date is determined by the Mass Golf Assoc.)
- Please mail cards to:
Special Olympics Massachusetts
512 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
- Western MA Regional Qualifer- Tekao Country Club, Westfield-
- Central MA Regional Qualifier – Indian Meadows, Westborough,
- North Shore Regional Qualifier – TBD
Special Olympics Massachusetts Golf Rules Reviewed by: Tyler Lagasse
Forms and Rules
- Sailing Registration Form – coming soon
- Special Olympics Sailing Rules
Learn to Sail
Special Olympics Massachusetts Regatta
Community Boating, Charles River Boston – July TBD
Special Olympics Rhode Island Regatta
US Navy Base Newport Rhode Island – September TBD
Special Olympics Massachusetts will be allowed to bring six boats to attend the SORI Newport Regatta
Softball Rules and Modifications
- SPECIAL OLYMPICS MA COMPREHENSIVE RULE BOOK
- Only wooden bats are allowed during competitions. Programs can order bats through Dream Bat Company, the official bat provider of Special Olympics Massachusetts.
State Qualifying Tournaments
- Eastern MA Unified & Traditional Softball Qualifying Tournament- July TBD at Bellingham Softball Venues
- Western MA Unified Qualifying Tournament- July TBD at Nonotuck Park, Easthampton
Special thank to USSSA for their support and umpires!
Tournament of champions
- Greater Marlborough, August 22 & 23
- Please visit the Tournament of Champions page for more information. The calendar page will have also have a link to the event guide with information such as housing locations, directions, meals (locations times, menu), special events (dance, Olympic town, healthy athletes), local attractions for families.