Special Olympics Massachusetts announces cancellations for spring events

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The Special Olympics Massachusetts announced Thursday that it is canceling and postponing all events and trainings through May 9, and further canceling all events from May 10 through June 14 — including the Summer Games originally scheduled for June 12-14 at Boston University.

"These measures will no doubt cause incredible disappointment for our athletes, coaches, and volunteers," the statement read, "however, in light of the current circumstances, we must continue to make everyone's health and safety our number one priority."

The Special Olympics Massachusetts offices will remain open for now, but much of the staff will be working remotely.

Additionally, the release read that with regards to school partnerships: "The school superintendents and the school districts will take the lead. Our schools programs are part of the inclusive school community. If and when school districts make the decision to open and resume interscholastic sports and other school initiatives, our schools programs will follow suit."

To help fill the void from in-person events, Special Olympics Massachusetts is planning to provide remote programming.

For more information, head to their website at https://www.specialolympicsma.org/.

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