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Special Olympics Massachusetts is changing the way people with Intellectual disabilities are seen in the world. Join them and help create a more inclusive community where you live.
Through the power of sport, Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities show:
- That they can compete in 23 Olympic-type sports
- That they can train and improve their skills
- That they can develop teamwork and communications skills
What do their athletes do? Through their Athlete Leadership, they change the way we all see the world. They do this by competing in sports, bringing schools together, taking responsibility for their health and wellness, and Special Olympics supports their efforts thought community events with our dedicated partners.
Internationally, Special Olympics has over 5 million athletes in 174 countries. Over 1 million volunteers make over 103,000 competition possible each year. That’s an average of 284 competitions a day, 12 competitions an hour. The organization also provides health and wellness screenings to athletes, including dental and eye exams. The movement has also spread into schools, reaching students in their classrooms and on their sports teams, promoting a more inclusive world.
Over the Edge
Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely safe environment. Limited to the first 160 participants, individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000.
At 22 stories up, participants will have the distinction of rappelling over 200 feet! If you are a thrill seeker or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.
First brought to Boston in 2011, Over the Edge has raised over $1 million for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts. Special Olympics athlete Matt Millett has gone over many times and said, “It is one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
The Special Olympics Massachusetts Boston Marathon team is presented by John Hancock. Each runner will be wearing a bib made possible through the John Hancock non-profit program.
Bowl-for-a-Goal with The New England Revolution
Bowl for a Goal provides fans with the opportunity to spend an evening alongside Revolution players, coaches, 98.5 the Sports Hub on-air talent, and local celebrities. All profits from the evening benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts in its mission to provide year-round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Massachusetts and the New England Revolution, in partnership with Arbella Insurance, are proud to support the 2021 New England Revolution Unified Team. Now in its seventh season, the Revolution Unified Team’s mission is to leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of inclusion and friendly competition.
The 12 members of the 2021 Revolution Unified Team, all of whom reside in Massachusetts, signed their contracts on August 18 at Gillette Stadium as they were welcomed to the club by President of Kraft Family Philanthropies Josh Kraft, Revolution Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena, and Revolution President Brian Bilello. Play Unified soccer returns to the Gillette Stadium pitch on Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Revolution Unified Team hosts the Andover Stars Unified Team following New England’s MLS match against the Columbus Crew.
Check out the full roster here.
Winter Games is a multi-weekend event hosted every March in Central Massachusetts and the Greater Worcester Area, that serves as the season ending state tournaments for the sports of Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Floor Hockey & Ten Pin Bowling.
Support the Next Generation of Special Olympics Athletes! Take the Polar Plunge into icy cold waters this winter to help provide over 14,000 athletes with a a safe opportunity to participate in sports training and competition programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives. Each plunger will commit to raise at least $100 to support Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Every dollar raised directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts.