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Hopkinton Massachusetts Special Olympics

Special Olympics Massachusetts

 

     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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The above information regarding was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader for the #2 RE/MAX Team in Massachusetts in 2006.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBill Gassett • January 29 2008 09:59AM

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Bill, back 100 years or so ago when I was single I dated a guy who taught mentally challenged children and I coached a special olympics relay team. I never had so much fun in my life! What a very special group of children and young adults they are. I've been involved off and on through the years.

I think everybody needs to be involved with this great organization. Lives are changed forever.

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) almost 10 years ago
Hi Linda - I can't say I have ever been personally involved. I think it is great that you were able to. I have certainly helped though by donating through the years. Maybe a few people will read this and decide to contribute as well.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago
Bill - This is too funny - just wrote a check today for a friend's sons who is doing a plunge for Special Olympics here in Connecticut. It is such a great cause.
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 10 years ago
Sandra - That is great! I can't imagine jumping into to that ice cold water right now. Certainly a great cause.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago
Bill, The Special Olympics is a super organization and this looks like a fun event but BRRR, the ocean in MA is cold in June!
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) almost 10 years ago
Hi Debbie - Well I bet they will be wishing it was June - It is next month!! That water will be freezing.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

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