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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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Feb 16, 2024

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week Erin, Ali and Mike talk about ALL the things going on at Special Olympics Massachusetts right now, from winter sports leagues to the Road to a Million. Lumene "Lightning" Montissol brings us a belated Valentine's Day-themed Lightning Round and as always our pro sports update, quote and question of the week.

Feb 4, 2024

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week Erin, Mike and Charles chat with 30 year special Olympics Massachusetts Veteran, Terry Keilty about the early days of Unfied Sports, who inspired her and mentored her over the years and what is needed to make Massachusetts even more inclusive in the future. Lumene "Lightning" Montissol brings us a Super Bowl-themed Lightning Round so listen for our hosts predictions for the Big Game! But as always we kick things off with a Special Olympics update and a check-in on our local pro sports teams. 

Dec 8, 2023

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week Charles, Erin, Ali and Mike talk about the end of another Special Olympics sports season (including how Mike's team fared at Gillette Stadium), all the goings on with Special Olympics Massachusetts, a Pro Sports update (with a little baseball talk!), and we play this week's Chrsitmas themed lightning round! Find out who would rather wear a christmas sweater andwho would rather get dressed up "fancy"! And of course we round things out with a quote and question of the week. 

Oct 27, 2023

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week Charles, Erin, Ali and Mike discuss the culmination of the Special Olympics Fall sports season, some flag football teams have punched their tickets to Gillette Stadium for the State Championships, including one team of particular interest to our hosts. Boston's teams are all on a bit of a high with the Revs heading to the playoffs, Bruins starting the season historically well, and new Celtics players tip off the season on a high. As always there is the entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the Week! Don't miss it!

Aug 19, 2023

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Ali, Mike and Charles discuss what's going on in Special Olympics including this weekend's Tournament of Champions (Mike is playing softball) and the Revolution Unified upcoming trip to Nashville. They also talk about all that is going on in the pro-sports world including Patriots Pre-Seaosn, the dog days of the baseball season (at least for Red Sox and Yankees fans!) and the upciming FIFA Women's World Cup final!! As always there is the entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the Week! Don't miss it!

Sep 16, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike welcome PLAN of MA and RI CEO, Joan McGrath to the show to discuss what PLAN offers for the special needs community. They also talk struggling Boston sports teams & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Sep 1, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike celebrate Mike's Birthday. Coach Tyrone Hicks Sr. joins the show to discuss his USA Games experience. They discuss being Boston sports fans right now & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Aug 19, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike celebrate the 40th episode as well as Erin's one-year milestone. Anne Deforge joins the show to discuss her USA Games experience. They discuss the upcoming Tournament of Champions & more happenings in the Special Olympics world! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Aug 5, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike discuss what the month of August has in store for Special Olympics and Boston sports teams. And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jul 21, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Charles, Erin & Mike discuss their past few weeks, Big Papi in the HOF and more! And as always, the Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jul 1, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Erin is officially added to the intro of the podcast, Charles and Mike are a hard "No" on KD to the C's, Mike admits he's never had a burrito! We discuss the upcoming months of Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Boston Sports Scene. And the always entertaining Lightning Round, Quote and Question of the week! Don't miss it!

Jun 27, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Erin is back from the USA Games, Charles is back after a crazy month of Summer Games and Hall of Fame, Mike continues to hold down the fort. We discuss the budy month of June for Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Boston Sports Scene. The Lightning Round is back with double gold medalist, Lumene "Lightning" Montissol. What was each hosts proudest accomplishment? 

May 27, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, USA Games golfer, Tyler Lagasse joins the podcast and we have a special USA Games themed Lightning Round! Don't miss the always great Quote of the Week and Question of the Week as well!

May 16, 2022
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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles talk Sports, the upcoming Special Olympics schedule, including Summer Games, USA Games, and a ton of Unified track & Field for our High School partners. Don't miss the Lightning Round, Quote of the Week and Question of the Week.

Apr 15, 2022
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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement. This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss the exciting weekend ahead with it being the weekend of the Boston Marathon. With the Red Sox home opener, the Bruins at home on Saturday, the Celtics playoff games starting Sunday and B.A.A events all weekend, it is a great weekend to be in Boston!
Mar 4, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Nick Savarese, who worked 10+ years with Special Olympics Massachusetts and started this podcast, joins Mike, Charles and Erin. He discusses his current position with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and his experiences working for Special Olympics. We also dive into what's happening in Special Olympics, C's & B's hot-streaks and as always our super entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Feb 18, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, our thoughts on the Super Bowl all around, the best advice we've all received, as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Feb 7, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, the GOAT retiring, David Ortiz first ballot HOFer, as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Jan 21, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike, Charles and Erin discuss what's happening in SOMA, Boston Sports, JR Jackson from JR Sports Brief joins us for a great conversation as well as our always entertaining lightning round. Don't miss it!

Jan 7, 2022

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin talk about what's happening at Special Olympics Massachusetts, Patriots post-season predictions as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

Dec 17, 2021

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin talk about the holiday season, Mike becoming an uncle, more Team Mass news, polar plunge, as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

Dec 3, 2021

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin talk about the conclusion to the Special Olympics Flag Football Season, a NEW member of Team Mass heading to USA Games, the hot New England Patriots - yes we sound like a broken record (!!), as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

Nov 19, 2021

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin talk about upcoming Special Olympics event, the hot New England Patriots, as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

Nov 5, 2021

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin prepare for the cold (some enjoy it more than others) and we talk Special Olympics events coming up, Boston sports talk, as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

Oct 22, 2021

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 Special Olympics athletes, local sports figures, government officials, small business owners and figures within the Special Olympics movement.

This week, Mike and Charles and Erin talk about the excitement surrounding Boston sports right now as well as our always entertaining lightning round, and question and quote of the week. Don't miss it!

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