The Heated Lions

Special Olympics Athletics

The Heated Lions Mission:

Our mission is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness., demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.  Long-term, with our endowment, we will house our athletes as adults, train them for the workforce and fulfill their dream to live independently.

Heated Lions recreational teams are part of Inclusion, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping
children and teens with special needs grow and transition into adult lives that include meaningful employment,
exciting recreational opportunities and independence. 

Who We Are:

The Heated Lions is a group of Boston MetroWest-based athletes coming from  surrounding towns. We play basketball from October through April and offer a variety of events throughout the year.  All are welcome. 


The Heated Lions 2018 - 2019 Basketball Season will start on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1 pm at the Rivers School in Weston.

If you've got more pictures of the exciting, just concluded season, and want them posted, send them to the Heated Lions Webmaster

Current Season

Coming Attractions: Ski Trip, Clancy Tournament, Family Fun Night & more...

Check our calendar for details.

Helpful Links

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress:

The Asperger/Autism Network:

The Arc - Middlesex County:

Minute Man Arc:

Able Accounts:

Camp Horizons:

Camp Fatima:


Contact Information


Ernie Parent - President

Anne Markowitz - Treasurer

Marca Katz - Secretary

Liz Hopkinson - Director

Kathy Paquette - Director

Karen DeGregory - Director

Norma Jaynes - Director

Marion Giammarinaro - Director 


As of now practice is happening as normal.

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