Special Olympics Massachusetts
Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programming for nearly 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state in over 245 sporting competitions each year. Through the power of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
In Boston Public Schools, Special Olympics Massachusetts provides bowling, basketball, track and field, floor hockey and soccer along with five school day games to over 900 athletes throughout the year. With additional volunteer support, we look forward to providing more opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to be involved in sports.
For more information please contact volunteer@specialolympicsma.
Boston Public Schools High School School Day GamesWhen: Tuesday June 7, 2016 8:00am-1:30pm
Where: White Stadium located across from 461 Walnut Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Volunteer Check-in: Under the bleachers in the concourse of the stadium
About the event: This event is a one-day event that introduces high school student athletes to Special Olympics sports trainings and competitions, all while uniting the local community to host an inclusive and supportive event. High school athletes will be competing in a variety of track and field stations including long jump, 50 yard dash, hurdles, softball throw, and more. Volunteers will be assisting in a variety of roles, such as timing, measuring, guiding athletes to the next sports station, awards, event logistics, and most importantly, cheering and clapping to create a supportive an inclusive environment for BPS athletes. No prior experience is required for volunteers and we will provide any necessary training at the event. Additional event information is available here.
More information, please visit http://www.specialolympicsma.