Aviva Labs President Runs Road Race to Raise Money for Special Olympics of Massachusetts

8th Annual Jolly Jaunt Boston

December 1, 2012

Even 28° cold and snow could not deter Aviva Labs president Mitch Bloom from racing in the 8th Annual Jolly Jaunt 5k road race to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA). Says Mitch, "There was nothing that would stop me from raising money for this great cause, Special Olympics Massachusetts."

Mitch's team, Johnny's Angels, recruited more than 50 runners and was the top fundraiser for SOMA. "Our team leader John Bogosian was instrumental in motivating us out there today and receives all the credit. His positive, can-do attitude kept everyone moving in the freezing temperatures."

Special Olympics Massachusetts, with the on-going assistance of 10,311 volunteers, provides 122 organized competitions each year to 12,168 children and adults. Training is offered by 1,289 coaches in 27 different individual and team sports. The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing them with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.

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