Summer Season

Athlete competes during the summer seasonThe 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

Get Involved as an Athlete

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Information

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 FormsBocce is a summer season sport

Qualifying Tournament Information


cycling is a summer season sportRules and Forms

Qualifying Tournament Information

  • Cycling Time Trials- July TBD at Cushing Memorial Park-Framingham


golf is a summer season sportForms

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

Golf Invitationals

  • 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

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

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!

Season Ending Tournament


Tournament of champions