Sports and Competitions

HOLIDAY SPORTS CLASSIC

Presented by the Connecticut Elks Association

When: Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23

What/Where:

  • Unified Sports® Volleyball at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven
  • Unified Sports® Basketball at Quinnipiac University, Hamden
  • Unified Sports® & Traditional Powerlifting at James Hill House High School, New Haven
  • Unified Sports® & Traditional Bowling at AMF Lanes, Milford & East Haven


bowling.jpgWho: More than 2,300 athletes and Unified partners are expected to participate.

An additional 850 volunteers and 500 coaches will lend their support.

When: Competitions are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at all venues.

The public is invited to attend at no cost to cheer on the athletes and witness great displays of sportsmanship, teamwork and personal achievements in sports.

Holiday Sports Classic competitions will kick-off with opening ceremonies at each venue that include the ceremonial lighting of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope, announcement of athletes, brief remarks, and the declaration of Special Olympics’ Athlete Oath. Events conclude with the presentation of awards.

Registration Forms:  


Click here for the Coaches Handbook

72 LOCAL PROGRAMS - 27 OLYMPIC-TYPE SPORTS – 4 ANNUAL MAJOR GAMES – SPORTS TRAINING & COMPETITIONS ALL YEAR ROUND

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for a minimum of eight weeks prior to competition and this training is offered through our Local Programs.

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Winter Games
December—March

Alpine Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games
March—June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Gymnastics
Soccer
Tennis
Triathlon

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Fall Sports Festival
June—September

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Holiday Sports Classic
September—November

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.

For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.