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Recognition & Visibility

SOCT recognizes individuals and organizations who have committed their time and resources to supporting our mission. From Hall of Fame inductees to President's Award recipients, we are grateful for their contributions throughout the years.

*The 2022 Bozzuto Family Award was presented to the the Baker Family.

2022 Hall of Fame Honorees

Bozzuto Family Award 

The Baker Family
Presented to a family who, through volunteer and philanthropic support, has a made a significant impact on the organization.


Coach of the Year Award

John (Jay) Dubinsky


Community Leadership Award

Southern CT State University


Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award  

Stephen Emblidge
Presented to the Special Olympics athlete who best exemplifies the spirit of Special Olympics above and beyond the requirements of a Spirit of Life winner.


Eunice Murtha Award 

Eugene Singer
This award is presented to the individual or family who through philanthropic means has made a significant impact on the organization.


Outstanding Local Program Award

Special Olympics Trumbull
Presented to the Local Program that exemplifies the true meaning of Special Olympics.


Sheila Schmidt Award  

Margo D'Amico
Presented to the volunteer who, through unselfish efforts, has made a significant impact on the entire organization.


Susan Saint James Award 

Kevin Negandhi
This award is presented an individual whose leadership skills have brought about positive changes to the organization

Previous Hall of Fame Honorees

President's Awards

2022 President’s Award Recipients

  • Frank "Cheech" DeFazio
  • Kate Jackson
  • Chris Sferruzzo
  • Paul Wilson


President’s Awards are presented to those who have made outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Connecticut.

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Previous President’s Award Recipients