Sports and Competitions


2017 Unified Sports® Holiday Classic 

Presented by

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To view the 2017 Unified Sports®Holiday Classic Coaches Handbook, click HERE. 

DATES
Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
2,400 Athletes and Unified Partners

500 Coaches
850 Volunteers

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:

Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

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Media Sponsors
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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.

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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.