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Register or Volunteer for the Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, September 16th

DeFazio Park, Needham

The 30th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, September 29th at DeFazio Park in Needham.  Check in begins at 9:30 am, and events begin at 10:00 am.  This fun and inspiring event welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in track and field events such as running and wheelchair dashes, basketball throws, relay races, and ladderball.  Every event is modified so that all who attempt to participate will be successful.  

All registered athletes will receive a free t-shirt  and lunch will be served after the festivities.  The event is named after Ellie Bloom, a long-time employee and supporter of the Charles River Center.  

The event is free and pre-registration is required. Please click here to register

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Renee Scherer at (781) 972-1079 or