Inducted in 2001
Melvin Boutilier
Born on October 21, 1929 in Bridgton, Maine

Mickey (Melvin) Boutilier, President & CEO of Special Olympics Maine for 33 years, has dedicated his life to enhancing the lives of persons with mental retardation within the State of Maine, across the nation, and even world­wide.


Mickey's involvement with persons with mental retardation began as a Special Education teacher and coach. His involvement continued to grow over the years as he taught and coached in many capacities, finally joining Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision - Special Olympics - by bringing a team of 13 athletes from Maine to the very first Special Olympics' competition at Soldier's Field in Chicago.

Special Olympics Maine is a year-round program of sports training and competi­tion for persons with mental retardation, which offers sixteen Olympic-style sports and opportunities for competition at local, area, state, national, and international levels. Maine's program has grown to over twenty-five hundred athletes statewide.

The Olympic Oath is "Let me win! But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

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