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 DepartmentWhat is going on ! 


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 2-7 who would benefit from an adaptive program.


Sandwich Recreation Department- Oak Crest Cove

34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road , Forestdale, MA


Wednesday's 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Contact visit  the Sandwich Recreation Department for more information


Special Olympics Track & Field bannerkidssailor

Come join the Sandwich Sailors with Sandwich Recreation’s Special Olympics Track & Field team this Spring! This sport of athletics encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings and to be involved in social settings.Each athlete will be trained in in a variety of disciplines

Who: Athletes ages 8 & up

When: Saturday’s starting April 9th at 10:00 – 11:00 PM 

Where: Riverview School Field, Route 6A Sandwich

Cost: Free          

Registration : Pre-Registration is required for all participants ! -Click here to register now

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ALL NEW!!  This program will bring music to your ears, a smile to your face, and opportunity to some amazing performers!  This program is being offered through the collaboration of Sandwich Sailors founder Rick Serodio and the Sandwich Recreation Department and will be lead by the amazing singer, songwriter and recording artist - *Dawna Hammers along with Sandwich Recreation's own talented **Grace Chamberlin. This program will provide individuals of all ages and varying developmental and intellectual abilities to socialize while learning about singing, dancing  and experiencing music firsthand through rehearsals and performances and community outreach events each year.

WHO: Ages 10 + up    *** All levels and abilities welcome-
WHEN: Saturday's starting March 12th through May 14th
            3:00-5:00 PM
WHERE: Oak Crest Cove Lodge- 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Forestdale

Final Performance  Saturday May 14, 2022 at 3:30 at the Sandwich Town Hall 

*This program is FREE thanks to the generosity of YORK Construction

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