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Volunteer or Register for the Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, October 1st

DeFazio Park, Needham

The 28th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 10 am at DeFazio Park in Needham.  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.  

Athletes will receive a free t-shirt, and lunch will be provided after the Olympics.  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 strongly encouraged. Please click here to register.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Kelly Atkins at (781) 972-1060 or