Sports

Special Olympics Connecticut hosts four major competitions for athletes from across the state annually, as well as numerous qualifying and invitational events throughout the year.

We offer Traditional Sports programs (for athletes with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Sports® programs (for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities who train and compete together as teammates) through our 73 Special Olympics local programs in communities across that state.

Participants may select from 26 different sports and participate in a different sport each season. For each, they train a minimum of eight weeks with their local program leading up to competition.

Summer Games (March-June Season)

Athletics (Track & Field)
Cycling
Soccer

Swimming
Tennis


Fall Sports Festival (June-September Season)

Bocce
Croquet
Golf

Sailing
Softball

Holiday Sports Classic (September-November Season)

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading

Powerlifting
Volleyball
Flag Football

Winter Games (December-March Season)

Alpine Skiing
Curling
Floor Hockey
Speed Skating
Gymnastics

Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Snowboarding
Figure Skating

Unified Long Distance Running (August - November Season)

New Haven 5k/20k
Bigelow Tea 5k
Special Olympics RI 3k/5k
Marine Corps 10k
Ragnar Relay Across Florida