Sports and Competitions


2018 Unified Sports® Holiday Classic

Presented by

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 DATES
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th  

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
2,400 Athletes and Unified Teammates
200+ Coaches
500+ Volunteers
 - Sign up to voluteer here.

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Unified Sports® Basketball (Saturday and Sunday)
Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Traditional Bowling (Saturday) and Unified® Sports Bowling
(Sunday)
Bowlero Lanes, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford and
AMF Circle Lanes, 525 Main Street, East Haven

Unified Sports® and Traditional Powerlifting (Sunday only)
Gleason Performance Training, 38 Commerce Street, Derby

Unified Sports® Volleyball (Saturday and Sunday)
Hamden Hall Country Day School Skiff Street Athletic Complex, 225 Skiff Street, Hamden

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, November 17th
9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies at all venues
1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at both Bowling venues (for afternoon sessions)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Competition and Awards at all venues

Sunday, November 18th
9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Bowling venues
10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies at Powerlifting
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Competition and Awards at all venues

In addition to Presenting Sponsor the Connecticut Elks Association, Sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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   Supporting Sponsors
Gleason Performance Training
Synchrony Financial

Contributing Sponsor
Bigelow Tea

Media Sponsors

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75 Local Programs • 26 Olympic-Type Sports • 4 State Games • Sports Training and Competitions All Year Round

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals 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 8 to 12 weeks prior to a state competition. This training is offered through our Local Programs.

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Winter Games
(
December - March)

Alpine Skiing
Basketball

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
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports® Holiday Classic
(
September - November)

Basketball
Bowling
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.