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Unlocking your Strength: The Health Benefits of Powerlifting

Powerlifting at Special Olympics Massachusetts builds strength, enhances athletic performance in other sports, fosters consistency, boosts self-esteem through achievements, and creates a supportive community environment.

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Pro Spots Preview: 2024 US Open

Special Olympics Massachusetts golfer, Tyler Lagasse, shares a preview of the 2024 US Open taking place this weekend at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina.

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Seasoned Special Olympics athlete, Ashley Aldrich, is proud to share her story on 2024 Final Leg Team

Ashley, a dedicated Special Olympics athlete and advocate, is proud to join the 2024 Final Leg team! With a positive attitude and years of involvement, she aims to inspire others to join the cause.

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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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Going the Xtra Mile—Teamwork Prevails at Annual Jolly Jaunt 5K

When Beth Donahue and Erin Delahunty saw their friend Paula struggling to reach the finish line at the 2023 Boston Jolly Jaunt, they began to back track and ran down the road to help their friend finish the race.

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Joining Forces For Inclusion

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Cycling for a Cause: Anne Marie Salvon Pedals the Xtra Mile for Special Olympics MA

Anne Marie Salvon pedals for a purpose with Kevin’s Krewe, fundraising for Special Olympics MA as part of the Xtra Mile. Their impact extends beyond dollars, fostering inclusion and inspiring others to embrace compassion.

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Dorchester resident Mark Casey helps grow Special Olympics programs in Boston

Mark Casey coaches the Dorchester Blue Devils basketball team, where he promotes inclusivity and works to expand Special Olympics programs in and around Boston.

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Boston Scientific Goes the Xtra Mile for Corporate Social Responsibility

Not often does one associate running 26.2 miles as part of a company’s philanthropic responsibility; but Boston Scientific employees are making their debut on the Special Olympics MA Xtra Mile Boston Marathon Team.

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Lieutenant LJ Jedrey hits the road to help Special Olympics MA reach $1 Million this Plunge season

LJ Jedrey, Andy Larose and Al Pires are headed to Michigan to retrieve an incredible, unique vehicle that will help Special Olympics MA on its road to $1 Million… the Bear Force One.

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2023 Leadership Conference Connects Coaches off the Field

Once a year, Special Olympics MA invites the coaches of the movement to come together for an overnight leadership conference where they can expand their education, interact with other coaches, and be celebrated by the organization.

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Robins Kaplan provides more than two decades of support to Special Olympics

Year after year, Robins Kaplan, LLP has hosted a golf tournament at the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, MA. In the 22 years that the tournament has been held, over $1 million has been raised to benefit Special Olympics athletes.

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One softball practice turned into three decades of involvement for retiring Local Program Coordinator, George Coffey

Nearly 30 years ago, George Coffey took his son to a Special Olympics softball practice. Since that day, he has been involved with Special Olympics MA in more ways than he ever imagined.


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North Reading High School breaks the ice as first school to plunge in Bear Force One

North Reading High School was the first school in Massachusetts to sign on and participate in Special Olympics MA’s mobile plunge with Bear Force One—a fully equipped mobile plunge pool that can hold up to 2,800 gallons of water.

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Educating the Educators: Special Olympics MA hosts first Annual UCS Conference

On Friday, October 6th school leaders from around the state enthusiastically joined Special Olympics MA at Bentley University for the Unified Champion Schools Conference.

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Jake Blatnica always gets back up

Jake Blatnica of Natick, MA probably shouldn’t have been able to play sports, not at the high school level, anyway. Yet, today he is competing at the highest level and was named the Special Olympics High School Athlete of the year.