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Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast, where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement
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Oct 31, 2016

 

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Colin and Amanda Davidson discuss their involvement with Special Olympics as athletes and as a married couple. The two have represented Special Olympics USA at World Games and their home states at USA games in the past. They have some cool stories and ideas for how to make the movement event stronger! 

Oct 17, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Beau Doherty (President  & CEO Special Olympics Connecticut), Scott Weaver (Sr. Manager Unified Sports & Sports Education with Special Olympics North America)  , Mandy Murphy (ESPN Partnership Director with Special Olympics Inc.) The three panelists discuss the history of Unified Sports within the Special Olympics Movement, Where Unified Sports is today including the ESPN Global Presenting Partnership,and where Special Olympics needs to position itself in a more inclusive world.  

 
Aug 22, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast – formerly known as “Sports is the Catalyst” – where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

James and Sarah are two of the Keith Kids who represented Special Olympics Massachusetts in San Jose, CA at the MLSWORKS Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience Presented by ESPN. You can see more about their experience on our blog at specialolympicsma.wordpress.com/ 

Jun 1, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast – formerly known as “Sports is the Catalyst” – where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Alec has been advocating for individuals with disabilities since he was in elementary school! Listen to this episode of the podcast to learn how Alec went from a kid in Boulder Colorado trying to figure out his way through life to a seasoned advocate who has written legislation and runs his own advocacy group: Autistic Reality. You can learn more about Alec on his website: http://www.nothingaboutuswithoutus.net/ 

Apr 18, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast – formerly known as “Sports is the Catalyst” – where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Loretta Claiborne was in Boston for a few speaking engagements and she was kind enough to stop by the Yawkey Sports Training Center to record this podcast. Loretta has been an inspirational leader in the Special Olympics movement for over 30 years! She started competing when she was a child and since then has finished 26 marathons, competed at World Games and spoken to the UN!!

Apr 12, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast – formerly known as “Sports is the Catalyst” – where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Greg ran the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Special Olympics Massachusetts charity team with John Hancock. Greg had never run a marathon before, but since Patriots Day 2015, he has been planning his next race. After taking a year off from Boston, Greg will be running a full marathon this fall and then carry his training right into 2017 with hopes of returning to Heartbreak Hill and the rest of the Boston Marathon course!

Mar 7, 2016

Welcome to the #PlayUnified Podcast – formerly known as “Sports is the Catalyst” – where we meet at the intersection of sports, disability, philanthropy, entertainment and community building. Listen as we discuss why sports is such an important part of life, community and social change. Guests will include local sports figures, government officials, small business owner and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Matt Grimes and his coach Jennifer Walsh stop by for the Special Olympics Massachusetts Podcast re-boot and discuss their time spent at the 2016 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified game which took place during the NBA All Star weekend in Toronto, Canada. You’ll never guess who recognizes Matt in the hotel lobby after the game and gives him a huge shout out! Matt recounts the selection process and why this experience was so important to him. 

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