Special Olympics’ Fall Sports Festival, September 6 & 7

Over 1,000 Athletes of All Abilities to Compete in Special Olympics’ Fall Sports Festival, September 6 & 7

Athletes from across the state will compete in the 2014 Special Olympics Connecticut Fall Sports Festival, presented by Mohegan Sun, on Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th. More than 1,000 are expected to participate, proving that athletes of all abilities possess the determination, drive and talent to make great achievements in sports. An additional 400 volunteers and 350 coaches will lend their support. The public is invited to attend at no cost to cheer on the athletes and witness great displays of sportsmanship and teamwork. For more information and to register to volunteer, visit www.soct.org, email specialolympicsct@soct.org or call 203-230-1201. Also, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook and Twitter.
Events will include:
Softball at Connecticut Sportsplex, 150 Foxon Road, North Branford and Kennedy Memorial Field, 51 Maple Street, East Haven (only on Saturday in East Haven)
Bocce at Savin Rock, 200 Oak Street, West Haven
Sailing at The Wadawanuck Club, 196 Water Street, Stonington
Croquet at The Ocean House in Rhode Island
Golf (Sunday only) at Sleeping Giant Golf Course, 3931 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
The Fall Sports Festival will kick-off with opening ceremonies at each venue that include the ceremonial lighting of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope and a declaration of the Special Olympics Athlete Oath.
In addition to Mohegan Sun, sponsors include A.H. Gildersleeve at the Gold level. Bic, Special Angels and PGA, Connecticut Section are Bronze Sponsors and Connecticut Portable Storage, Dime Bank Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Moose Charities and People’s United Community Foundation are Supporting Sponsors. The New Haven Register is a media sponsor.

About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 14,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners – their teammates without disabilities.
Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org – facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsCT – twitter.com/SOCTconnecticut)
Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE.
Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Campus Customs/Cymplify, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graebel Connecticut, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.

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