Special Olympics    

Social Impact Profile ™

Areas of Impact:
Persons with Disabilities,Sports & Fitness

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. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides 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 Olympics Athletes, and the community.


    Unified Mid-Wach League Track & Field Championship

    The week before it was overcast and rainy, but fortune shined in the form of 80-degree, picture perfect weather for the inaugural Unified Sports Track & Field Midland Wachusett League Championship at Lunenburg High School on the Saturday of May 19th. As the heat emanated off the blue rubberized track, eight teams of Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified high school athletes competed in field events featuring the turbo javelin, shot put and long jump and track events consisting of the 100m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m and 4x400m. Lunenburg was host to teams from Algonquin/Westborough, Fitchburg, Hudson, Marlborough, Milford, Nashoba and Oxford High School. Read More


    Over the Edge for Special Olympics Massachusetts

    Special Olympics Massachusetts is taking fundraising to new heights! Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling, once in a life time chance of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely safe environment. Over the Edge, will be hosted by the Hyatt Regency, Boston on July 20 and 21, 2012. Limited to the first 100 participants, individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 and can solicit donations from family, friends and co-workers through our Over the Edge on-line giving site. Due to limited slots, Edgers will be scheduled by special invite on Friday, July 20. Most edge slots will be available on Saturday, July 21. Read More