Sports and Competitions

2019 Unified Sports® Holiday Classic Festival

Presented by

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DATES
Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
2,450 Athletes and Unified Partners
600 Coaches 
850 Volunteers

SPORTS/VENUES FOR COMPETITION 

Basketball
Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Bowling
Bowlero Lanes, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford

Circle Lanes, 525 Main Street, East Haven

Powerlifting
(Sunday, November 24th Only)
Gleason Performance Training, 38 Commerce Street, Derby

Volleyball
Hamden Hall Beckerman Athletic Center, 225 Skiff Street, Hamden
 

SPECIAL EVENTS
Opening Ceremonies - Saturday and Sunday
A vibrant celebration with a ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 23rd
9 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies at all venues
1 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies at both Bowling venues
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Competition at all venues (awards at Bowling and Volleyball)

Sunday, November 24th
9 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies at Powerlifting
9 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies at Bowling Competitions
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Competition and Awards at all venues


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.