Sports and Competitions
2017 Unified Sports® Holiday Classic
Congratulations to all the athletes and Unified teammates who competed and thank you for all of the sponsors, volunteers, families and friends who supported this year's Unified Sports Holiday Classic.
To view photos from the event, please click here.
To view the 2017 Unified Sports®Holiday Classic Coaches Handbook, click HERE.
Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th
2,400 Athletes and Unified Partners
SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Unified Sports Basketball
Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden and
the Hamden Hall Country Day School Skiff Street Athletic Complex, 225 Skiff Street, Hamden
Unified Sports and Traditional Bowling
Bowlero, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford and
AMF Circle Lanes, 525 Main Street, East Haven
Unified Sports and Traditional Powerlifting
James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven
Unified Sports Volleyball
Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven
TENTATIVE COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 18th
9 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies at all venues
1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at both Bowling Venues (for p.m. sessions)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Competition at all venues (Awards at Powerlifting and Bowling)
7 to 10 p.m.: Victory Dance and Celebration
Sunday, November 19th
9 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies for Bowling
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Competition and Awards at all venues
In addition to the Connecticut Elks, Sponsors include:
73 LOCAL PROGRAMS - 26 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.
Winter Games - View video here.
Unified Sports® Fall Festival
Unified Sports® Holiday Classic
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.