Southborough resident honored by the Celtics as a ‘Hero Among Us’

by susan on March 28, 2012

Thank you to all the readers (and there were many of you) who emailed to let me know about Southborough resident Gregg Beloff, who was honored at a Boston Celtics game earlier this month. Beloff was chosen as the evening’s Hero Among Us for his work with the Special Olympics.

Established in 1997 by the Celtics organization, Heroes Among Us honors individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to our community through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit.

Beloff was recognized for raising close to $50,000 for Special Olympics of Massachusetts through the annual event he founded called Bio Ball. For the past seven years, Bio Ball has paired up 16 local biotech and pharmaceutical companies and 16 Special Olympics basketball teams for a fun day of basketball skills competition. In addition to raising funds, the event hopes to bring biotech workers closer to some of the people their industry is trying to help. From the Bio Ball website:

The marriage of the Massachusetts biotechnology industry and Special Olympics Massachusetts centers on a shared goal: the promise of a better tomorrow. While biotechnology companies strive to discover and create the innovations that will make for a healthier future, Special Olympics Massachusetts is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities and other closely related disabilities by giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and participate in a brighter tomorrow.

Having worked with Special Olympics Massachusetts in various capacities for more than two decades, in February Beloff was named to their Board of Directors.

Bio Ball 2012 takes place on April 28. To make a donation, visit their website. For more on the event, check out this video featuring Beloff himself.

1 carrie alpert March 28, 2012 at 6:23 PM

WOO-HOO Gregg! :D

2 De March 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Congratulations Gregg!! Awesome work that you have been doing for the Special Olympics :)

3 Mark Zides March 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Gregg – great to see that you are recognized for all of the great work that you do for the Special Olympics! The world could use more guys like you out there!!

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