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 teens and 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. 

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 November through March and offer a variety of events throughout the year.  All are welcome. 


The Heated Lions 2022-2023 Basketball Season will start on Sunday, November 01, 2022 at 1 pm at the Rivers School in Weston.

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

Marion Giammarinaro - Director 

Mark Badowsky - Director

Judy Kendall - Director

James Gehan - Director


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