Tabor Academy will once again hold our “School Day Games” in conjunction with Special Olympics MA on November 6 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with lunch following. Over 250 athletes from all over the South Coast, accompanied by their families and teachers, are joining Tabor Academy students for a day of unified sports. This is the fourth year for this event, which kicks off a year of effort by Tabor Academy student volunteers on behalf of Special Olympics MA.
The student Special Olympics Club helps to arrange all the logistics for this morning of service, which includes opening and closing ceremonies replete with a cheering gauntlet for the athletes to run through when they are done. In addition to the School Day Games event, the club also does a fundraising campaign culminating in their annual Polar Plunge at Silvershell Beach which will take place on December 15 (all are welcome to join in support), a winter young athletes program on Sunday mornings from December through February, a basketball tournament, and completes the year’s effort with an awareness campaign to eliminate the use of the “R” word. “Our partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts has been terrific. The students have created opportunities to engage in athletic competition with members of our local community, but better than that we’ve created meaningful relationships with so many of the athletes,” said Tim Cleary, Dean of Students and faculty advisor to the Special Olympics Club at Tabor.
All are welcome to join the fun at the Polar Plunge on December 15 at 11:15 AM at Silvershell Beach in Marion: Save the date to plunge or just watch the action! The students are hoping to raise $12,000 this year in support of their friends at Special Olympics MA. Donations can be made toward their effort here.
In lieu of Prize Day this year, we will launch a webpage on 5/27 that will include a video greeting and speech from Eileen Marceau, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs. Below that will be a brochure outlining the prizes and their winners. Several prizes will be held for distribution during the Celebration of Seniors event on May 29. After that event, all the prizes will be included in the brochure, which will be printed and mailed to prize winners as a keepsake.
Please join us at www.taboracademy.org/celebrate for a fun virtual celebration of the Class of 2020. There will be music, speeches, a walk down memory lane, awards, and more. We hope you and your friends can join us. The live stream will begin with a countdown and some student musical numbers at 9:30 AM. The program will begin at 10:00 AM.