Today was a big day at the “Yawk”! We are excited to announce that beginning with 2016, the August sports tournament will be held in and around Marlborough, MA. Along with Mayor Arthur Vigeant, and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, Special Olympics Athlete Gregg Gallant, VP of Sports Matt Ruxton and CEO Mary Beth McMahon announced the news at a press event this morning at the Special Olympics Massachusetts State Offices – the Yawkey Sports Training Center.
The inaugural event will be held on August 27-28, 2016 and will serve at the culminating tournament for the summer sports season.
Event partners include Avidia Bank and sports venues ForeKicks in Marlborough and the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough. Special Olympics is excited to partner with additional local businesses including hotels and restaurants to provide the necessary services for over 1000 athletes and their families from across Massachusetts.
In case you were not able to make it out to the event, here are the speeches:
Special Olympics Athlete: Gregg Gallant:
Mayor of Marlborough, MA: Arthur Vigeant
Special Olympics Massachusetts President & CEO: Mary Beth McMahon
Special Olympics Massachusetts VP of Sports: Matt Ruxton