There will be a benefit held on February 16, 2008 for the Hopkinton Special Olympics. One of my friends, Alec Levine of Hopkinton will be participating for the third time in the annual Massachusetts Special Olympics Passion Plunge by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean at Revere Beach, rain, snow, sleet or shine.
Alec takes the Passion Plunge for the benefit of Hopkinton's Special Olympic athletes. The Hopkinton Special Olympics program began four years ago. Initially, basketball was the only sport in which special athletes could participate. In only four years the program has grown not only in the number of athletes, but also the number of sports offered. Hopkinton's Special Olympians are now participating in basketball, softball, soccer, and bowling.
In order for the these programs to continue successfully donations are needed. Donations can be large or small - every little bit helps. If you are interested in offering support you donate at First Giving which is Alec Levines website.
Interested in donating your time instead? Visit the Massachusetts Special Olympics site for more information. There are events throughout the year where your helping hand would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the mission/goals of the Hopkinton/Massachusetts Special Olympics:
The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOMA provides its Athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic Athletes, volunteers and the community. Through successful experiences in sports, our athletes gain confidence and build positive self-images, which go with them into their homes, classrooms, jobs, and communities. Special Olympics MA currently serves more than 9,300 athletes with 12,000 volunteers in 26 sports.
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