Rebecca Richard of Attleboro, MA has been involved with Special Olympics Massachusetts for 10 years. She volunteers as an assistant coach and leads the volunteer event management team each year for the annual Attleboro School Day Games. Rebecca also participates in fundraising events, such as the Polar Plunge.
On October 2nd, Richard, along with a class of athletes, coaches, volunteers, families and sponsors, will be recognized at the 2014 Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame induction ceremony at The Yawkey Sports Training Center in Marlborough, MA.
Richard’s introduction to Special Olympics was through Attleboro School Day Games, an annual Special Olympics competition and interscholastic meet. “I work at Attleboro High School and Attleboro High School has been hosting a school day games for the past 26 years,” said Richard. A teacher approached her needing volunteers for the games. “I was in charge of a volunteer program at the time,” recalls Richard. She supplied the volunteers for the games and with each passing year became more and more involved.
Induction into the Hall of Fame is exciting for Richard, but in the spirit of her volunteerism, she speaks of the honor with warm humility. “I owe my dedication to all the student volunteers that I work with, and so, although I am personally being inducted, I feel like it’s an induction for all the students that I’ve worked with over the past 10 years.”