Sports and Competitions
2018 Summer Games
June 8th, 9th and 10th
2,500 Athletes and Unified Teammates
SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Track & Field, Swimming and Tennis
Southern Connecticut State University
200 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven
Soccer, Developmental Swimming
Hamden Hall Athletic Fields
225 Skiff Street, Hamden
Yale West Campus
100 West Campus Drive, Orange
Law Enforcement Torch Run - June 6th - 8th
3 days...Statewide...1,500 Law Enforcement Officers and Athletes running over 530 miles through 100 cities and towns to raise awareness and support for Special Olympics
Summer Games Opening Ceremonies - June 8th
Parade of Athletes, Ceremonial Lighting of the Olympics Flame and Entertainment
Olympic Town - June 9th and 10th
Entertainment and Educational, Cultural and Interactive Activities for the Athletes to enjoy between their events
Healthy Athletes Village - June 9th and 10th
Health screenings and information provided - Special Smiles, Opening Eyes, Fun Fitness, Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing and Massage Therapy
Victory Dance - June 9th
Family Hospitality - June 9th and 10th
* The Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg and all other Special Events will be held at Southern Connecticut State University.
TENTATIVE COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Friday, June 8th
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Competition and Awards (Track & Field and Developmental Swimming only)
7:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Jess Dow Field on the Southern Connecticut State University Campus
Saturday, June 9th
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competition and Awards
Sunday, June 10th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Competition and Awards
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.