Get your own fist bump from Liam Fitzgerald, the 8-year-old boy with Down syndrome who became a YouTube sensation. Footage of Liam, who has Down syndrome, getting fist bumps from the entire Boston Bruins team went viral last week. It now has more than 4 million views.

Liam, whose family are long-time supporters of the MDSC, will be our special guest at on Sunday, November 23 at the MSDC's 10th Annual Hockey Benefit Game at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro.


From Noon to 1 pm, get your fist bump and photo in our #Liam4DS photo booth at the event. 

Liam and his parents, Bill and Christine, attended our Annual Conference last year, and Liam's big brother, Nick Cavanna, played on the MDSC All Stars last year at the 9th Annual Charity Hockey Game.

Read the full article by Bill Speros in his "Obnoxious Boston Fan" column on  And check out this piece by our friends at WBZ-TV


It's More Than Just a Hockey Game
Skate, Bid, Cheer

The MDSC All-Stars are sharpening their skates to face-off against the Boston Bruins Alumni to benefit people with Down syndrome for the 10th time! Root the All-Stars on during this yearly grudge match... and bring the whole family because you don't even have to be a skater to get in on the action.


This family-friendly event includes a Free Skate for novice and expert skaters alike and a meet and greet with Bruins legends where you can get their autographs. It all culminates with an action-packed game. But that's not all - Don't miss your chance to win great holiday gifts at our Silent Auction and Raffle. See below for more details! 

Not Your Average Free Skate
It's not every day that you get to skate around the rink with the likes of Rick "Nifty" Middleton, Bob Sweeney, Reggie Lemelin, Glen Featherstone, and many more! For many families, the Free Skate (starting at noon this year) is what this event is all about. 

In addition to Bruins Alum, you'll get to hang with Bruins mascot Blades the Bear, Worcester Sharks mascot Finz, the Bruins Ice Girls and the "Clown Referee" Rick Cobban, a former clown with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus.

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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Mission

We work to ensure individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.