Sandwich Sailors - Special Olympics


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We are pleased to announce the new Sandwich Community Special Olympics program: the "SANDWICH SAILORS."  This program is driven by Special Olympics Mass., Cape & Islands Region, with the Sandwich Recreation Department, the Sandwich Student Council, and the National Honor Society. Through the efforts of the Sandwich Recreation Department, we have had a young athletes program that is designed for children with intellectual disabilities from 2-8 years old. Our new program will be for individuals from 8 years old through adulthood.

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OUR GOAL is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate in seasonal sports, with a chance to take part in Special Olympics Cape & Islands and state tournaments. We want our “athletes” to compete individually and when needed with student volunteers.

OUR SPORT OFFERINGS INCLUDE: soccer, bowling, track & field, and basketball.In order to provide a quality program, we are asking for a financial donation that will help defray expenses in buying sports equipment, uniforms, travel, and a “pizza party” at the end of the sports season.

Special Olympics athletes are NEVER CHARGED FEES to participate in activities. However, it costs Special Olympics Massachusetts $390 per participant for their uniforms, transportation, and facility fees. We are proud to tell you that ALL FUNDS raised in our community support our local athletes.


Sandwich Sailors participate in four age groups:              A sport for every season:

Age 2-7 : Young Athletes                                                                     Soccer : September - November

Age 8-15 : Juniors                                                                                Bowling : October - March

Age 13-21 : Seniors                                                                             Track & Field : March - June

Age 22 + : Masters                                                                               Socialization : July - August

                                                                                                             Basketball : December - March

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for Special Olympics can be very rewarding. We depend on people like you to help our program be an ongoing success!

Here's how YOU can help:

• Socialization Coordinators to help plan post-season and holiday parties.

• Sports Business Managers to help organize and set up a sport 

• Volunteers to work with athletes. Register today at :

•  Fundraising coordinators for the Jolly Jaunt 5K Race held in Hyannis each December​.

Please contact Rick Serodio, our Volunteer Coordinator, for info: 603-494-1327 or email him at .

The Sandwich Sailors thank you for sharing your time!***

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What is going on this winter! 


Special Olympics’ Candlepin Bowling 

Come join Sandwich Sailors Special Olympics Candlepin Bowling team this winter! One of Special Olympics MA’s largest sports, bowling is available to everyone. Volunteers will welcome and challenge athletes to do their best, learn bowling etiquette and improve skills every week. (Please note: ALL participants must pre-register with Sandwich Recreation before the start of the program and all paperwork must be completed before participation is allowed.)

Who:     Athletes, ages 8-16

When:   Sunday’s, January 5th – March 11th

               3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Ryan Family Lanes, 1067 Route 28, South Yarmouth – new location

Cost:     Free!


To register please visit:


Young Athletes Program:

The Sandwich Recreation Department in conjunction with the Sandwich Partnership for Families is looking for some special athletes to join this amazing program! A FREE, unique sports & play program facilitated by trained volunteers that focuses on fun activities important to mental and physical growth. This program is an early introduction to sports & the world of Special Olympics.



Children ages 2-9 with intellectual disabilities.


Sandwich Recreation Department- Oak Crest Cove

34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road , Forestdale, MA


Winter Session begins: January 17th– February 28th)

Friday’s 9:30-10:30 a.m.


Unified Sports/ Special Olympics Basketball

Join the Sandwich Sailors and the Special Olympics for these FREE, inclusive, unique sports & play program facilitated by trained volunteers, focusing on basketball skills and competition techniques important to mental & physical growth. This *Unified Sports© Program also allows peer mentors to train and compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Volunteers can be same age and ability levels. (Please note: ALL participants must pre-register with Sandwich Recreation before the start of the program and all paperwork must be completed before participation is allowed.) 

Who:     Athletes, ages 8-16 with and without intellectual disabilities.

When:   Saturday’s,January 4th  – March 7th (Please note: New start date)


Where:  Hyannis Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

Cost:      Free

A *Unified Sports Program will invite athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same court, working towards the same goal all while promoting social acceptance and inclusion. Lead by volunteer, certified coaches, athletes will have the opportunity to participate at local, regional, and state competition throughout the winter.


Upcoming Sandwich Sailor Program Opportunities:  Stay tuned for more information of these great programs:

Singing/Choral Group – New this winter!

Project Forward - provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain and maintain vocational skills, keys to independent living and a path to social success at Cape Cod Community College  - Contact Stephanie Thompson  for further information

IMPORTANT REMINDER- all participants looking to participate in upcoming sports and social events, MUST pre- register on the Town of Sandwich Recreation website to participate in all of these great programs! The safety for athletes and volunteers is the #1 priority of the Sandwich Sailors Program, and this information is vital to both communication and to better serving our athletes! Please visit our website today at:




Tip-A-Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser 

Come out and support a great cause while enjoying a fabulous meal!  Join the Massachusetts Special Olympics and Sandwich Police Department at the British Beer Company - Sandwich Thursday, December 12th for the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.  Athletes and volunteers assist the Sandwich Police Department in serving guests. All tips go to the Sandwich Sailor program.

Special Olympic Athletes are invited to help serve customers. Please contact Rick for details at:

Hyannis Jolly Jaunt!

Get in the spirit this holiday season by participating in the annual Hyannis Jolly Jaunt 5k! Bring your holiday gear and lace up those running shoes to support the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts in Hyannis for this festive 5K! Prices go up on race day, so register today!



When: December 8th, 2019

Race Day Registration: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Race Start: Youth Race - Junior Dash 10:00 AM | 5K Run & Walk 10:15 AM


Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis (35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA 02601)


Price: Runner $35 | Walker $20 | Student $20 (All prices will increase by $5 on December 8th)

To register visit the Hyannis Jolly Jaunt Website

Hyannis Jolly Jaunt Link


Polar Plunge

Take the Plunge: Support the Next Generation of Special Olympics Athletes!

Take the Polar Plunge into icy cold waters this winter to help provide over 13,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in sports training and competition programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives. Each plunger will commit to raise at least $100 to support Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Every dollar raised directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts.

Registering is free and easy. The Sandwich Sailors are hoping to register for the March Polar Plunge in Harwich! Visit the Polar plunge website for more information:

Polar Plunge link