Participants train and compete throughout the year in a variety of events sponsored by the Massachusetts Special Olympics. Every athlete is given the opportunity to participate in events, such as bowling, swimming, basketball, power lifting, volleyball, tennis, and track and field. Every participant must have a current Special Olympic medical form signed by their health care provider in order to compete.
Participating in the Special Olympics is very rewarding and helps to promote self-esteem and boosts the participant's confidence in themselves and their abilities. Fees are paid by a Boston Marathon fundraiser and Passion Plunge fundraiser. There is also an end of the year awards banquet to celebrate every athlete's participation and achievements.
Visit the MA Special Olympic website for additional information!