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08-05_olympics_1Thirty-five teams—including 750 athletes and 250 coaches—competed in the Track and Field Special Olympics event hosted by Milton Academy’s Community Service program on Sunday, May 18. Athletes from all over Greater Boston gathered on Stokinger Field to vie for the opportunity to qualify for the Massachusetts Summer Games. Over 200 volunteers—from Greater Boston, the Town of Milton and Milton Academy’s community—made the day a success as they escorted athletes to and from their races, awarded medals, served lunch, and provided activities for athletes when they were not competing.

Milton’s Community Service program organizes three tournaments per year and has hosted Special Olympics events for over 20 years. With the help of student volunteers, the Community Service program also coaches its own Milton-Quincy team, The Mustangs, which practices on campus every Sunday.