Milton’s community service program hosted the annual Martin Luther King Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Sunday, January 14, in the Athletic and Convocation Center. Nine teams from the Boston and South Shore regions competed as part of an invitational meet for some competitive practice before state qualifying games. Milton Academy students organized the opening ceremony, complete with emcee, anthem, Special Olympics oath and poetry in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King; volunteered as referees, scorekeepers and cheerleaders; and served lunch to the athletes.
Milton Academy also hosts its own Special Olympics basketball team that practices every Sunday afternoon on campus. The Mustangs play with Milton Academy student volunteers as partners and coaches.