Tom Millett is currently focused on two personal passions; Special Olympics and running. The Worcester native, who currently lives in Tennessee, is training to represent Special Olympics Massachusetts at the esteemed
Boston Marathon. He is thrilled to be part of the select team and elated to be making his marathon debut near his hometown. He looks forward to being cheered to the finish line by friends, family and his brother Matt, a Special Olympics athlete who played at the prestigious Unity Cup in Cape Town South Africa before the World Cup last year.
On April 18th, Millett will join runners from all over the globe on the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to the Back Bay and will be fueled by memories of the amazing impact he has seen Special Olympics make in the life of his brother and others with intellectual disabilities.
Millett and six additional Team SOMA runners are dedicated to raising over $5,000 to fund sports training and health education opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts. Millet remains inspired on difficult training days by the determination his brother exhibits on and off the field and feels Special Olympics has helped Matt reach ‘unimaginable heights’. Millett also spent seven years as a coach for Special Olympics basketball athletes and thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the positive impact Special Olympics made in the lives of those he worked with on the court and in other facets of their lives.
Millett ran track in high school but took a long hiatus following graduation. He began running again in October 2010 to relieve work stress and quickly set his sights on running a marathon. If you would like to support Tom visit www.specialolympicsma.org/marathon to make a donation and help him reach his fundraising goal.