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Ellie Bloom Special Olympics coming to CRS

The Charles River Center will host the 28th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at De Fazio Park in Needham. The event welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in track and field events, including running and wheelchair dashes, tennis/softball throws, ring tosses, relay races, and frisbee throws. Every event is modified so that all who attempt to participate will be successful. Athletes will receive a medal for their achievement, a free tee-shirt sponsored by the Needham Golf Club Charities, and lunch provided by Roche Bros. and served by the Needham Women’s Club. Over 150 athletes have participated in previous years.

The event is free and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register or volunteer, please contact Kelly Atkins at (781-972-1060) or or visit

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