SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2021 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Monday, September 27, 2021
at the Aqua Turf Club
6 to 9 p.m.
Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics's Chief Inspiration Officer
To find out more about Loretta, click here.
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.
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.
Lew Perkins Award - John (Jay) Dubinsky
Presented to the individual coach who has made a significant impact on
Special Olympics athletes in the areas of training and physical fitness.
Sheila Schmidt Award - Margo D'Amico
Presented to the volunteer who, through unselfish efforts,
has made a significant impact on the entire organization.
Spirit of Life Awards - Alicia Rostkowski, John Breda, Laura Ferraiolo, Macconall "Mackie" Gray, Colin Gagne, Eva Estell
Presented to an athlete who exemplifies the true mseaning of Special Olympics.
Unsung Hero Awards - Clem Kasinskas, Patricia McCormack, Carol Flaim, RN, Sgt. Pete Howard, Damian Frassinelli
This award recognizes volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes for
Special Olympics Connecticut with no expectation of recognition or reward.
Outstanding Local Program Award - Special Olympics Trumbull
Presented to the Local Program that exemplifies the true meaning of Special Olympics.
President’s Awards are presented to those who have made outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Connecticut.
2019 Award Recipients
Mary Ellen Curran
2018 Award Recipients
Robert (Bob) Elmer III
2017 Award Recipients
2016 Award Recipients
2015 Award Recipients
2014 Award Recipients
Mike Savage, Formerly of the Connecticut Association of Schools/Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference
Bob Gobrecht, Special Olympics North America
Jonathan Capone, West Haven High School
Ernie Conti, Crystal Rock
Renee DiNino, Clear Channel Radio
Lou Pear, Former Director of Unified Sports®, Connecticut Association of Schools
Ken Bragg, Former Assistant Director of Unified Sports®, Connecticut Association of Schools
Ted English, Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob Kaufman, Bob's Discount Furniture
Cathy Poulin, Bob's Discount Furniture
2013 Award Recipients
Mark Walsh, Bob's Stores
Darcy Arute, Northeast Utilities
Cheryl Santostefano, Northeast Utilities
Rose McCormack, Northeast Utilities
Suzanne Powaluk, Northeast Utilities
Cheryl Evans, Special Olympics Connecticut Athlete
Shirley Strombert, Special Olympics Connecticut Athlete
Shelley Mancini, Volunteer - Croquet
Nick Foligno, Northeast Utilities