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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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May 22, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

 

Greg Schwartz set himself a goal to finish the Boston Marathon in under 4 hours. Listen to this episode of the #PlayUnified Podcast to find out how he did! Greg and his om Patti stopped by the Yawkey Sports Training Center to share Greg's experiences from his 2nd Boston Marathon and touched on everything from training to race day memories from all 26.2 miles! 

Nick and Charles talk about Unified soccer, partnerships and upcoming events. 

Apr 5, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

 

As the Special Olympics Movement reaches its 50th anniversary, Special Olympics Massachusetts Champions for 50 will be highlighting 50 partnerships between Special Olympics athletes and community leaders – including corporations, small businesses, financial institutions, and professional sports teams. Each Unified partnership will strengthen their legacy of building a more inclusive community with a commitment to raise critical funds and increase awareness of Special Olympics here in the commonwealth.

John Hancock and Special Olympics athlete, Greg Schwartz are Champions for 50. Over the next two years, John Hancock has committed 50 Boston Marathon bibs to Special Olympics Massachusetts. Greg Schwartz has committed to running the 2017 Boston Marathon – a feat he accomplished in 2015. Together, John Hancock and Schwartz will raise critical funds to expand access to athletic training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities while increasing public awareness through the most prestigious running event in New England.

Mar 24, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Seekonk High School students, Daniel, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Heather, discuss their time playing Unified Sports through the MIAA Unified Track & Field and Basketball programs. They were in the house for the 2017 Youth Leadership Conference. Nick and Charles go through a packed News of the Week, which included discussion around the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria, the final 2016/17 Special Olympics Massachusetts Basketball Power Rankings - who will finish on top?

Mar 9, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week we have Gregg Gallant on the podcast talking about his experience as a Special Olympics athlete, staff member, fundraisers and all around athlete leader. Gregg also previews the state Winter Games. News of the week touches on the Polar Plunges, partnerships including bank of  

Feb 13, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

George Kent stops into the Podcast to discuss (among other things) a brand new initiative here at SOMA - a Legislative Lobbying and Self-Advocacy group. The group was born out of a partnership with the Arc of Massachusetts and SOMA Unified Sports athlete Alex Trakadas from Grafton. Hosts, Nick and Charles get you caught up on some news from around Special Olympics. Nick unveils the updated SOMA Seniors Basketball power rankings.

Feb 6, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Lauren Hopper, a Special Olympics Athlete, Coach and Gloabal Messenger was visiting the Yawkey Sports Straining center to drop off paperwork and we were lucky enough to have her join this week's podcast. Lauren discusses the extended family that has grown from the Special Olympics program in Auburn, MA, super bowl predictions and the slam dunking athletes she coaches.  Hosts, Nick and Charles get you caught up on some news from around Special Olympics. Nick unveils the updated SOMA Unified Sports Basketball power rankings.

Jan 30, 2017

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 owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

Tyler Lagasse, Special Olympics golfer and Global Messenger discusses what makes someone great, why he focuses on character and how the local Boston sports teams are doing - including a Super Bowl prediction! Hosts, Nick and Charles get you caught up on some news from around Special Olympics (internationally and right here in Massachusetts). Nick unveils the first SOMA basketball power rankings of the 2016/17 season. 

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