Special Olympics Massachusetts
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June Newsletter
News & Notes from Special Olympics Massachusetts
You Can Sponsor an Athlete

Please take a moment to learn about Mubezi. He has had the opportunity to compete for gold at Summer Games because of donors who have supported his training and competition. Thank you for sponsoring athletes like Mubezi! 
Photo courtesy of Dave Silverman: dspics.com
Summer Games 2016!  

What a weekend! Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games highlighted the best of our movement! 

Over 2000 athletes competed in six sports at the Harvard Athletic Complex and Boston University's Nickerson Field. 

Over 1500 volunteers made the event a success - helping with everything from event management to photography to parking and officiating! 

Thanks to all who came out to cheer on an athlete, team or coach. 

Hall of Fame Class of 2016
2016 Hall of Fame inductees

Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to introduce you to the 2016 Hall of Fame Class:
(Click on each name to watch their Hall of Fame induction video)

Brandon Moore - Athlete
Josh Mullett - Athlete
Mike Walker - Athlete
Carl Anderson - Official

Additional information about the Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame.

Thanks to Hill Holliday for the great videos! 

First Annual MIAA Unified Track & Field Championship

On a cool afternoon on May 24th in Fitchburg, over 30 schools laced up their spikes, took hold of javelins and shot puts, and competed for the first ever MIAA State Championship awarded in Unified Sports. 

The Unified Track & Field State Championships featured teams from the Mid-Wach and South Sections competing in races and relays on the track, long jump, javelin and shot put. In the end Divisions one and two crowned State Champs. 

Article from the Boston Globe - 5/25/2016
Article from the Algonquin High Harbinger - 6/5/2016
Share Your Memories

Special Olympics will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018 and we are collecting items for an inspiring exhibit showing what Special Olympics has meant to athletes, families, volunteers and fans over the decades. To do this, Special Olympics needs meaningful items to display: unique mementos that can tell/be accompanied by a compelling story.

To be a part of this Special Olympics history exhibit click here to get more information.
Unified Sports Reaches a Milestone! 

Special Olympics is celebrating a significant milestone in Special Olympics' 50-year history. Thanks to the generous support of ESPN, the Department of Education, Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation, Lions Club International,
and many others, Special Olympics surpassed its goal of registering 1 million Unified Sports participants, by registering 1.2 million participants, including athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and teammates (individuals without intellectual disabilities) in Special Olympics Unified SportsŪ.

Share why you play Unified with this printable sign! Remember to use @PlayUnified! 

Partner Spotlight: Bank of America

Bank of America Employees volunteering at the Attleboro School Day Games
Bank of America sponsors the Special Olympics Massachusetts School Day Games program. In addition to providing resources for quality athletic experiences for students across the state from Cape Cod to Boston and all the way to the Berkshires, Bank of America employees volunteer and engage with athletes, coaches and the community - helping spread the mission of Special Olympics throughout Massachusetts!