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