Annual Awards Dinner


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville

Keynote Speakers

Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics' Chief Inspiration Officer
To find out more about Loretta, click here.

Abby Snyder, Special Olympics Connecticut Athlete, Global Messenger and Health Leader

Award Recipients

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 athletes who exemplifies the true meaning 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.