Sports and Competitions

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this year's Summer Games and congratulations to all the participants! To view photos from Summer Games weekend, please click here.


2017 Summer Games

Presented by

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"Celebrating 40 Years as a Special Olympics Connecticut Sponsor"

DATES

Friday - Sunday, June 9th, 10th and 11th

Click HERE to access the 2017 Summer Games Coaches Handbook!


PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED

Over 2,400 Athletes and Unified Partners

500 Coaches
2,900 Volunteers

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES

Athletics, Swimming, Cycling and Tennis
Southern Connecticut State University
200 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven 

Soccer, Developmental Swimming
Hamden Hall Athletic Fields
225 Skiff Street, Hamden

HIGHLIGHTS

Law Enforcement Torch Run
Wednesday - Friday, June 7-9
3 days...statewide...3,500+ Law Enforcement Officers, Volunteers and Special Olympics Athletes running over 500 miles through 100 cities and towns

Opening Ceremony
Friday, June 9 
Jess Dow Field, Southern Connecticut State University
Parade of Athletes, Ceremonial Lighting of the "Flame of Hope" and Entertainment

Olympic Town
Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11
Educational, Cultural and Interactive Activities; Entertainment

Healthy Athletes Village
Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11
Southern Connecticut State University
Health screenings for Athletes: Special Smiles, Opening Eyes, Fun Fitness, Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing and Massage Therapy

Victory Dance
Saturday, June 10
Southern Connecticut State University

Family Hospitality
Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11
Southern Connecticut State University

TENTATIVE COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Friday, June 9
Noon to 3 p.m.
Competition and Awards
(Athletics and Developmental Swimming only)

7:15 Opening Ceremony

Saturday, June 10
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Competition and Awards at all venues

Sunday, June 11
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Competition and Awards at all venues


In addition to Unified Technologies, Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor
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Gold Sponsors
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Bronze Sponsors
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Supporting Sponsors

Advantage
The American Legion
The Walter Camp Football Foundation

Contributing Sponsor

Eagle Leasing


Media Sponsors
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73 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 - View video here.
December—March

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

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Summer Games
March—June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Soccer
Tennis
Triathlon

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Unified Sports Fall Festival 

June—September

Bocce - View video here.
Croquet
Golf
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing - View video here.
Softball

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Unified Sports Holiday Classic 
September—November

Basketball
Bowling - View video here.
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

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

For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.

For the Games Tool Kit (for Hosting Invitational Events), click here.