Sports and Competitions


2018 Unified Sports® Fall Festival

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 DATES

September 8 & 9 and September 29 & 30  

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
1,238 Athletes & Partners
390 Coaches
450 Volunteers

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Unified® & Traditional Softball, Softball Skills
CT Sportsplex, North Branford & Kennedy Memorial Field, East Haven

September 8 & 9

Unified® Sailing Regatta 
The Wadawanuck Club, Stonington

September 8 & 9 

Individual Golf Skills
Sleeping Giant Golf Course, Hamden
Alternate Shot and Individual 9 Hole Play 
Sunday Only- September 9

Bocce Skills (Saturday, September 8) Unified® & Traditional Bocce Tournament
Scalzi Park, Stamford 

September 8 & 9 

Unified® Croquet
Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island

September 29 & 30

Unified® Statewide Fishing Tournament 

Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 9 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Ceremonies
A Dynamic celebration with a ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame

Sunday September 8: CT Sportsplex, Kennedy Memorial Field, The Wadawanuck Club and Scalzi Park

Sunday September 9: Sleeping Giant Golf Course

Saturday September 29: Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island

TENTATIVE COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Saturday September 8
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. -Softball, Sailing & Bocce Competition 

Sunday, September 9

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Sailing, Softball, Golf &Bocce Competition

Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Croquet Competition
 

74 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.

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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

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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.