On Sunday, February 7, Milton Academy hosted the Special Olympics of Massachusetts Basketball Tournament. Over 150 special needs athletes from the Boston area, including our own home Milton/Quincy team competed on all three courts in the ACC.
Nineteen Middle School students volunteered to keep score and run the time clock for the morning of games. Two students from Grade 8, Grant and Charlie, have volunteered all three years of Middle School! For them, a highlight of the experience has been coming to know teams and specific athletes. For Piper, Grade 6 and new volunteer, the most surprising aspect of the day was the age ranges of the participants. “Some players were only 7 or 8 years old, while others were in their 40s or 50s.” Nonetheless, she loved “seeing all the athletes working together.” According to Sonya Conway, Middle School faculty member and student coordinator, “All our kids cheered them on and had a great time being a part of this wonderful event.”