Mass. Special Olympics to kick off summer games
BOSTON (AP) — More than 2,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities will bring their best games to Boston this weekend as Special Olympics Massachusetts kicks off its 2013 Summer Games.
Participants will compete in several sports, including track and field, gymnastics and swimming.
After Friday’s opening ceremony at Boston University, competition will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Harvard Athletic Complex.
Besides the sports competition, athletes also can take part in events including health screenings, a dance, and a barbecue.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement includes more than 3 million athletes world-wide.