Sports and Competitions

2019 Summer Games
Presented by
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You're Invited!
All are welcome. Free admission. Join us for Opening Ceremonies on 
Friday June 7th at Southern Connecticut State University's Jess Dow Field, 7:15 p.m. Cheer on our athletes at all venues throughout the weekend!

Click HERE to view the 2019 Summer Games Coaches Handbook.
(Click HERE for a printable PDF) 

DATE AND TIME

Friday June 7: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday June 8: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Sunday June 9: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED

2,500 Athletes and Unified Partners
500 Coaches
2,900 Volunteers

VENUE/SPORTS

Southern Connecticut State University
200 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven
Swimming, Racewalking, Wheelchair Races, High Jump and Tennis

Yale Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex
252 Derby Avenue, West Haven 
Athletics: Track and Field Events 

Yale West Campus
100 West Campus Drive, Orange 
Cycling

Hamden Hall Country Day School Skiff Street Athletic Fields
225 Skiff Street, Hamden
Soccer, Developmental Swimming

SPECIAL EVENTS

Law Enforcement Torch Run- June 5-7
3 days...statewide...3,500+ Law Enforcement Officers, Volunteers, and Special Olympics Athletes running over 640 miles throughout 100 cities and towns

Opening Ceremonies: Friday June 7, Jess Dow Field, SCSU
Parade of Athletes, Ceremonial Lighting of the Olympic Flame & Entertainment

Olympic Town: Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, SCSU
Educational, Cultural, Entertainment & Interactive Activities

Healthy Athletes Village: Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, SCSU
Health Screenings with Special Smiles, Opening Eyes, Fun Fitness, Fit Feet,
Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing, Strong Minds and Massage Therapy 

Victory Dance: Saturday night, June 8

Movie: Friday afternoon and Sunday evening

In addition to United Technologies, Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor
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Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

American Legion
UI/SCG/CNG
Walter Camp Football Foundation

Contributing Sponsor

Advantage

Media Sponsors

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74 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.