Miye Jacques has been volunteering with Special Olympics Massachusetts since 2014. She’s volunteered as an event volunteer at Winter Games and Summer Games and has volunteered with local teams as an assistant swimming coach and currently as a Unified partner with the Auburn Rocketeers bowling team. This year Miye has taken her involvement to the next level by taking the icy leap of fundraising for the Polar Plunge on March 4th and coordinating a group of volunteers at Winter Games on March 11th and 12th in Worcester.
“I decided to fundraise and volunteer because through volunteering I was able to see the amazing benefits Special Olympics provides to its athletes. It allows athletes to have fun and build friendships through sports, but also helps build confidence. After seeing the benefits each athlete receives from participating in [Special Olympics Massachusetts,] I wanted to ensure that the programs would continue for them. After working with a team, I learned how costly it can be to keep these programs running. I decided to fundraise because I wanted to help raise money to help keep Special Olympics running and further help the amazing Special Olympics athletes.”
We are proud of Miye’s commitment to Special Olympics and we’ll be cheering her on as she runs into the cold water of Revere Beach at the Revere Polar Plunge and as she competes with the Rocketeers at Winter Games!