On Friday, September 16th, Special Olympics Massachusetts will be teaming up with the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities for the first-ever Games at the residential and day school in Randolph. One hundred and fifty students will take part in the Special Olympics School Day Games, which will feature Track and Field events that focus on sports and motor skill development. Students will visit a number of stations, each with a different skill featured. Sports stations to include walk/run, throwing, jumping, football drill and a relay race. The Opening Ceremonies will include members of the Randolph Police Department who will carry the Special Olympics torch into the event.
This inaugural event is the result of two years of planning between the May Center School and Special Olympics Massachusetts. "We are all so excited to see this event get off the ground," said Donna St. Onge, Community Development Manager with Special Olympics Massachusetts. St. Onge adds, "This will be the first time the May Center has hosted these games and it’s a great opportunity for the entire student body to participate at a Special Olympics event. We look forward to the future of this partnership."
"We’re excited to collaborate with Special Olympics Massachusetts to offer this fantastic opportunity to our students and their families," said Alan Anselmi, Adapted Physical Education Instructor at the May Center School. "These games give our students the chance to further challenge themselves and excel in a positive and supportive sporting environment."
Stay tuned for photos and a follow-up story. Good luck to all the athletes!