Sandwich Sailors - Special Olympics


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.

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.

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 by calling Sandwich Recreation at 508-888-4361

•  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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Sandwich Recreation Department   What is going on ! 


Special Olympics Basketball 
 Join the Sandwich Sailor's program with Sandwich Recreation and the Special Olympics for this FREE, inclusive, unique sports & play program facilitated by trained volunteers, focusing on basketball skills and competition techniques important to mental & physical growth. Volunteers can be same age and ability levels.
Who: Ages 8 & up with disabilities.
When: Saturday's, starting 1/14/23-3/18/23 9:00AM-10:00AM
Where: Cape Cod Community College
               2240 Iyannough Road,
               West Barnstable, Ma. 02668
Cost: Free

Special Olympics’ Bowling 
Come join the Sandwich Sailors with the Sandwich Recreation and the Special Olympics for 10 Pin and Candle Pin Bowling 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.
Who: Athletes ages 8 & up
When: Sunday’s starting 1/15/2023- 3/19/2023
             at 3:30 – 4:30 PM  
Where: Ryan Family Amusements, 1067 Main St. South Yarmouth
Cost: Free
10 Pin Bowling and Candle Pin Bowling: both have the same game concept but there are a few differences that make the games not so similar to each other. Candle pin bowling the ball size is only 4.5 inches in diameter whereas a 10 pin bowling ball is nearly double that at around 8.5 inches in diameter. ALL SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENTS ARE 10 PIN. 

Young Athletes- Special Olympics 

The Sandwich Recreation Department in conjunction with the Sandwich Partnership for Families brings you this FREE unique sports and play program focusing on fun activities important to mental and physical growth. This program is an early introduction to sports in the world of Special Olympics.
Who: Children ages 2-7
When: Wednesday's 1/18-3/15

            10:30-11:15 AM
Where: Sandwich Recreation - Oak Crest Cove, 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd- 



Please note: All Athletes and Volunteers must register with the Sandwich Recreation Department and completed the required Special Olympic Forms below to participate in any program.

If you have limited mobility and/or require modifications and/ or accommodations to register or participate in any of these programs please call the Sandwich Recreation Department directly at 508-888-4361