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Northborough is beginning a new journey with the Special Olympics.  We are currently offering an adult walking group, unified basketball and soccer. 

Unified is open to all people both
 with or without intellectual and/or developmental disabilities grades 2- 8. We are looking for team mates who genuinely want to support each others growth as they develop social and athletic skills together. 
During registration, please indicate if your child is an

  • Athlete – basketball player with intellectual disabilities or autism

  • Unified Partner – basketball player without intellectual disabilities or autism (including siblings!)

  • Volunteer – someone that would like to help me coach 

Each season runs 6 weeks, with weekly practices and the possibility of competing against other towns. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.  There is no cost to participants, thanks to the long-standing generosity of the Fydrich Foundation.

General Information
This program is open to all kids including non residents
After registering on-line, you must complete Special Olympics’ on-line Communicable Disease Waiver (see below)
After registering on-line, you must also complete the Athlete or Volunteer application forms (see below). Completed forms must be returned to the Northborough Recreation Department office through email or dropped off at the town hall. The Athlete and Volunteer application forms are valid for 3 years or until the volunteer turns 18.
Questions? Contact Allie Lane at

The differences between unified sports and Challenger is that Challenger used "buddies" to help the athletes play the game, and in Unified sports the volunteers play the game with the athletes. This creates an atmosphere were the kids come together to play a sport.


Coach Rachel
Rachel Carron is a staff member at Special Olympics MA who enjoys playing every and all sports, but mostly basketball. She coached basketball for ages 7 through high school (including a Special Olympics basketball team in Lawrence) and loved playing club basketball at THE Ohio State University. Being from Connecticut, her favorite team growing up was UCONN Women’s, but has declared the Celtics to be her favorite Boston sports team.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Unifed Basketball Volunteer partner 
11 - 60 N/A Tu  01/10/2023 - 02/14/2023
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Special Olympics
$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
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Unifed Basketball Player 
7 - 13 N/A Tu  01/10/2023 - 02/14/2023
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Special Olympics
$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
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