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special_olympicsOn Sunday, February 2, the community service program at Milton Academy sponsored a Special Olympics basketball tournament—hosting 175 athletes from 13 teams. These teams, including our own Milton-Quincy Mustangs, competed in the ACC in preparation for the Special Olympics state games.

“The event was a success thanks to the help of volunteers who coached teams, helped referee, kept time and score, served lunch, and cheered on the athletes,” said community service director, Andrea Geyling.

The basketball tournament is just one of several events organized throughout the year by the community service program and Milton’s student volunteers. On average, about 250 students perform weekly service at over 30 different organizations in the Greater Boston area. Another 200 students participate in multi-annual events such as the Greater Boston Foodbank, Special Olympics tournaments, the Blood Drive and holiday giving events. The entire Milton community participates in the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet and the bi-annual Community Service Day. Each year, the program also supports individual and group initiatives for particular causes, such as overseas orphanages and earthquake relief.