DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Massachusetts. The event, which was held at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, honored Governor Charlie Baker with the Jack Brett Award. Also on hand were First Lady Lauren Baker, Special Olympics CEO & President Mary Beth McMahon, Northeast Arc’s Jo Ann Simons, New England Council President & CEO Jim Brett, and Special Olympics Board Chairman Tim Shriver. Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan performed. Gov. Baker received his award from one of the event’s emcees, Melissa Reilly.
All photos by Bill Brett