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Dear Athletes, families and friends of Scituate Special Olympics Track & Field,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you all as the Director of Scituate Special Olympics Track and Field. My time with you all will close out at our Home Meet on Sunday June 4, 2017.

The 2018 Track & Field Season will be Administratively Managed by Margie Carr with Sue Murray as Head Coach. Taffy Nothnagle will remain the Program Coordinator for Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA)- 35 plus years of service!

Vinny Heart, Tony Vegnani and Michelle Sharry will be back as coaches and I plan on returning as a volunteer Coach alongside of Mr. B- our 1st and founding coach and our earth angel.

ATHLETES, I love you all soooo much. You are the best thing that happens to me every year! You fill my heart with acceptance, joy and happiness. It is my honor to have served you. I feel the power of sport has the ability to build confidence, improve health, and inspire self-motivation. I hope that I have done this for you while providing an opportunity for you to shine and show the world what you can do. People come in and out of our lives so that we can tech each other. I believe that we are all connected for a reason- a greater propose. Our purpose is human kindness.

Taffy, you are the kindest person I have ever met, your dedication, and service has taught me to be a better person. Thank you for your guidance and mentoring.

I am forever thankful to the Scituate Recreation Department for providing a forum for me to teach sports and create programs that include individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. It has been my pleasure to work with you since 1994.

I have the upmost respect for the Town of Scituate and Scituate Public Schools for their steadfast efforts as supporters of inclusion. This is something our town should be very proud of-Scituate founded one of the first chapters of Special Olympics in our state and worldwide in the 1960’s with School Teachers Fran Jacobs and Coach Mr. B at the helm.

I wish you all the very best, and hope that wherever you go you remember the Special Olympics motto- 'let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

Big hug,
Betsy Callanan





Dear All:

I need ALL (Athletes/Volunteers) to register with the Scituate Recreation Department:

  1. All Athletes- Please fill out attached Scituate Recreation Registration Form
  2. All Volunteers- Please fill out attached Scituate Recreation Volunteer Application


I need SOMA Medicals for the following Athletes- Please fill out attached the SOMA Athlete Registration:

  1. 1.Cameron Goyette, Deon Costa, Joseph Kerigan, Tim Burt, Cameron Dandrow, Johna Matkin, Alex Kilroy, Paul Guerriero, Mary Kate Rizzo, Brigid Coleman, Regina Dwyer, Erin Berg, Allison Crimmins, Emma Ellison.
  2. 2.Any new athlete


I need SOMA Expired Class A Volunteer forms for the following- Please fill out attached SOMA Class A under/over 18:

  1. 1.Vinny Harte, Hannah Tobin, Ben Bennett, Michelle Sharry, Kerry & Vincent Berlen, Shannan Callanan, Hanna Lydon, Brittany Grimes, Maggie Cadigan, Mariah Avallone,  Olivia Vegnani (sign 2016 form)
  2. 2.Any new Volunteer
  3. 3.

Please fill out the attached forms that are applicable to you and athlete and give to me at practice or Mail to:

Betsy Callanan

10 Riverview Place

Scituate, Ma 02066

Practice starts today March 21 at Cohasset sport Complex 5:30-6:30 pm.

My best,

Betsy Callanan 617-650-2026

2017 Scituate Special Olympics Track & Field

Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

March 21-June 4

Turbo Javelin, Softball Throw, Tennis Ball Throw, Shot put, Long jump

25m-800m walking- running- wheelchair events

FREE PROGRAM- All age groups

Children over 6, Elementary, Middle & High School, and Adult.

All abilities welcome

SATURDAY PRATICE-March 25-June 3 – 4:00-5:00 pm

In bad weather we will send out practice cancellation before 2 pm

No practice May 13


SUNDAY PRACTICE- March 26-June 4 - 9:00-10:00 am

In in bad weather we will send out practice cancellation before 7 am

No practice April 16, May 21, May 28

TUESDAY PRACTICE-March 21-May 16 5:30-6:30 pm TBD

Cohasset Sports Complex (Indoors)

34 Crocker Lane, Cohasset, Ma.-3A behind Hingham Lumber

FUNDRAISING at Scituate Transfer Station (the Dump)

Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30

8:30 am-3:00 pm- Volunteers needed


We will provide bus transportation from SHS Track (7:30 am, 4:00 pm) or you can travel with family.

8:30 am-2:00 pm-Barnstable High School Track & Field

8:30 am Opening Ceremony-Banner lap around Track


8:30 am- 2:00 pm

Registration 8:30 am               

Meet Start 9:00 am-Meets ends at 12:00 pm                         

12:00-2:00 pm Awards on Track and Pizza in picnic area near track concession stand

Please, no worries about missed practices. Come when you can.

Betsy Callanan 617-650-2026, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.