SEAPORT — 250 guests attended the Special Olympics Massachusetts event that honored state Senator Nick Collins of South Boston with the John “Jack” Brett Champion’s Award. The event was held on Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Lighthouse Room at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. In 2014, Jim Brett, president and CEO of The New England Council, and former Massachusetts state representative, was the first recipient of the John “Jack” Brett Champion’s Award, named in…

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HULL, March 24, 2019 — Hundreds of supporters of Special Olympics Massachusetts jumped into the ocean waters today off Nantasket Beach. Called the “Polar Plunge,” the event had been rescheduled from earlier in the year after bitter cold weather prompted officials from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to have concerns about people being injured during the charity event. Although this year’s fundraising total was still being determined, last year’s plunge raised more than…

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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…

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HULL — 250 people took a polar plunge on Feb. 24, 2018 at Nantasket Beach in Hull to support the programs of Special Olympics. It was bit warmer than the sub-zero temperatures for the annual L Street Brownies faced on Jan. 1 in Boston. BUT it all is for a good cause and there were a lot of people pushing through to get in and out of the water. All photos by Bill Brett.

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