Sports and Competitions

 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER GAMES
CYCLING * SOCCER * TENNIS * TRACK & FIELD * HEALTHY ATHLETES 


TO WATCH THE OPENING CEREMONY, CLICK HERE. 

To WATCH THE ATHLETE ACTIVITY COMPILATION VIDEO, CLICK HERE
(Intro, Cycling - 1:20, Tennis - 7:10, Track & Field - 9:30, Soccer - 30:50,
Honor Roll - 51:00) 

 

Special Olympics Summer Games Presented by Raytheon Technologies Opening Ceremony 

Friday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Watch it here:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsCT/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SpecialOlympicsCT

soct.org - https://www.soct.org
The link to our Opening Ceremony video will be posted here following the event.

PURCHASE YOUR OFFICIAL 2020 SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONNECTICUT VIRTUAL SUMMER GAMES T-SHIRT AND MASK HERE!


Summer Games Virtual Dance

Hosted by iHeart Media Connecticut and Presented by Webster Bank

Friday, June 12th 7 to 8 p.m.

Participating iHeart Radio Stations include:

The River 105.9 FM - https://theriver1059.iheart.com/

Country 92.5 FM -  https://country925.iheart.com/

The Beat 100.9 FM - https://country925.iheart.com/

and KISS 95.7 FM - https://kiss957.iheart.com/

More about the Virtual Dance:

Tune into your favorite iHeartRadio Connecticut station on your radio or online while you're on a zoom call and dance the night away!

You're invited to Zoom:

- Special Olympics CT Athletes
- Special Olympics CT Unified Partners
- Parents / Family Members / Friends of an Special Olympics CT Athlete or Unified Partner
- Local Coordinators
- Coaches or other Local Program Volunteers
- Corporate Volunteers

Zoom party links will be emailed to registered participants no later than noon on Friday, June 12th.  

To get your private invitation to the official Zoom party for the 2020 Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games Virtual Dance, register here: https://bit.ly/SOCTDance

You must have a Zoom account to join the party. (Accounts are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup.) 

To make a donation to support our athletes, click here:
https://www.classy.org/campaign/2020-virtual-dance/c284477

  
 

Virtual Summer Games Saturday

Saturday, June 13th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch it here:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsCT/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SpecialOlympicsCT

Also, Twitter - https://twitter.com/SOCTconnecticut and Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/specialolympicsct/

The link to our Virtual Summer Games compilation video will be posted here after the event.
 

Saturday Schedule

We will be sharing two short videos/photo montages an hour that feature our athletes completing their virtual Summer Games sports activities. 

To all "fans" - your likes, loves, shares, cares and comments on these social media posts will be greatly appreciated!

9 - 10 a.m. - Introduction to Summer Games, Track & Field 

10 - 11 a.m. - Soccer, Sponsor and Volunteer Messages

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Cycling, Track & Field

12 - 1 p.m. - Healthy Athletes, Soccer

1 - 2 p.m. - Tennis, Track & Field  

2 - 3 p.m. - Salute to our Swimmers, Soccer 

3 - 4 p.m. - Track & Field, Honor Roll/Thank You Sponsors

 
You can help provide hope and inspiration to our athletes at a time when it's needed the most. Donate here.

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MEDIA SPONSORS 

iHeart Radio Connecticut

Hearst Connecticut Media Group

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut




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 - February 12-13, 2020
(
December - March)

Alpine Skiing
Basketball

Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games - June 12-14, 2020
(March - June)

Aquatics
Athletics

Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

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Unified Sports®
Fall Festival
 - September 12-13, 2020
(
June - September)

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports®
Holiday Classic
 - November 21-22, 2020
(
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.