Unified Champion Schools

Students lead the effort in March!

Plant the seed with your student leaders to create a school wide activation that promotes the importance of inclusion in a fun way. Student empowerment can make all the difference.

Please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org with questions.

Unified Sports 

Strength and Conditioning

5-4-3-2-1! Strength and Conditioning season is winding down soon. The leaderboard is filling up with results. Consider this offering next year for your school.

Please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org with questions regarding January 2023.

Track and Field

We are excited for all things track this next month. Please review all dates and attend a coaches meeting! All new coaches are required to attend a Coaches meeting and take the NFHS Unified Sports course

Please select a date and time that works for you. We will have an IN person meeting on 3/7 - hope to see you there!!!

Coaches meetings:

2/28 at 4:00 - Coaches Meeting Link

3/1 at 5:00 - Coaches Meeting Link

3/2 at 6:00 - Coaches Meeting Link

3/7 at 5:00 - In person, Marlborough Office

3/22 - How to host a Unified Track Meet - details to follow

Season overview

Week of 3/20 - Practice begins

Week of 4/3 - Meets begin

4/7 Roster Due

4/7 Intent to Enter Due

Sectionals May 8-May 16

States May 24th, Rain Date May 25th

Please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org with questions.

Bocce a success!

Thank you to our hosts, Murdock HS, North Reading HS, and Pembroke HS for opening your doors, organizing, and volunteering to provide high quality experiences for participating teams.

Thank you to the MASC E-Board for working so hard to on the opening/closing ceremonies, officiating, the hours of planning, and driving all over the Massachusetts.

Over 34 schools participated on Bocce teams or as fans in the stands.

Bocce is a great way to get your Unified clubs together in an activity any time of the year!

Youth Leadership

YAC on Capitol Hill

Special Olympics’ “Capitol Hill Day” is an annual event that brings together Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders and staff, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia to advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14th YAC members, Risha from Marlborough HS and Jake from Natick HS, met with Members of Congress in both the House and Senate and their staffers challenging and inviting our elected officials to partner with them to achieve the goals of expanding our Unified Champion School Program and Inclusive Health Programming.

Hill Day Information 2023

Are you IN?

The Spread the Word Inclusion campaign is led and continuously re-imagined by our youth activists. We invite your student leaders to rally schools, organizations, and communities to commit to the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Check out these ideas:

  • 3/1/23 - Spread the Word: Inclusion. Or anytime in March!
  • 3/21/23 - Rock Your Socks Day/Sock up for Downs - is a campaign to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Looking for more activation ideas> check out these resources

If the specific dates do not work for your school - select a new date in March!

Stay tuned... out YAC will be sending out a list of ideas to implement at your school!

Whole School Engagement

Students want to plunge in their own crazy way?

Students can rally a team or create a school wide challenge to join the effort in raising funds for Special Olympics, MA sports programming.

You can attend one of our planned plunges or, you can create your own fun way to participate. Plunging doesn’t have to include an ocean or lake, it can be a bucket of water, a cold shower, a snow bank, and more!

Plunge Site - click here!

Resources - click here!

Please e-mail


with any questions.

MASC on March 8th!

Attention Massachusetts Association of Student Council (MASC) Schools:

Be a part of THE event to kick off the MASC Conference - and join us for the 8th annual MASC Polar Plunge where, after fundraising throughout the school year, Plungers take a quick dip at Craigville Beach in support of Special Olympics Massachusetts, the state's largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Costume Contest

No MASC Plunge is complete without a costume contest- and we know how creative you all get when it comes to this competition. Coordinate with your Student Council to plunge in costume, and be sure to take a photo! Upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #InclusionRevolution, or email it to Special Olympics MA to qualify for the contest! Check out some of the ideas from last year above! 

Check out these resources and tips to get you to your goal!

Contact PolarPlunge@SpecialOlympicsMA.org with any questions.

Plunge Registration and Information

Middle School

Middle School Unified Basketball is about to start!

We are excited to share the continued growth with 43 schools participating this spring. Thanks to all the administrators, teachers, and coaches for providing a fun season of Unified Basketballs.

Season Begins - Feb. 28-March 4

Season Ends - with Jamborees the week of March 27-31

If you have questions regarding the season please contact kathy.lutz@specialolympicsma.org

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