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Annual Unified Sports Fall Festival to be Held September 11th and 12th
We look forward to hosting our Annual Unified Sports Fall Festival Presented by Mohegan Sun on Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th. During the event, more than 800 athletes and Unified teammates, along with their coaches, will meet up and compete in softball at the Connecticut SportsPlex in North Branford, golf at Sleeping Giant Golf Course in Hamden, bocce at Scalzi Park in Stamford, sailing at the Wadawanuck Club in Stonington and croquet at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. 

In addition to Mohegan Sun, sponsors include:

10th Anniversary Over the Edge Event - A Memorable Experience 

Our 10th Anniversary Over the Edge event hosted by Mohegan Sun took place on Friday, September 3rd. The event is a fundraiser that provided more than 70 individuals who've raised money for Special Olympics with the opportunity to rappel more than 30 floors down Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower to see amazing views and enjoy an exciting and unforgettable experience. Participants this milestone year include law enforcement officers from Meriden, Seymour, UConn, Glastonbury, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Avon, Wilton, Bristol, and Subase New London. Participants also represented area businesses including Bearingstar Insurance, Grey Area Tavern, Chelsea Groton, Gander Group, Reliance Health, and WWE. Athlete Robin Batchelder rappelled for a second time and athlete Matt Glad, for an amazing eighth time and was the top individual fundraiser. The event raised over $90,000! 
Board Member Set to Complete Annual Swim for Special Olympics
Special Olympics CT Board Member and Hotchkiss School Faculty Member Keith Moon will, for a second consecutive year, complete a two-mile, round-trip swim across Lake Wononscopomuc for the 27th Annual Hotchkiss School Swimathon to benefit Special Olympics on Saturday, September 11th. Lake Wononscopomuc, Connecticut's deepest lake, is located in the Lakeville section of Salisbury. Moon will be joined by 20 members of the Hotchkiss School community, including students and faculty. Ian Graham, a Hotchkiss School alumnus and parent of a Special Olympics athlete who participated in 2020 has committed to complete his swim for the event at a later date. Last year, as a result of the pandemic, the event transitioned from a day-long swimathon at the Hotchkiss School's pool with students completing laps to solo swims by Moon and Graham, keeping the spirit and momentum of the event sustained and strong! You can donate to support Moon and this year's Hotchkiss School Swimathon here.

14th Annual Susan Saint James Poker Tournament 

The fundraiser returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Sunday, September 19th. Find out more and register here.
2021 Run the Course 5K 
All are invited to run or walk in the 2021 Run the Course 5K to benefit Special Olympics CT at Hawk's Landing Country Club on Sunday, November 7th. Start time is 11 a.m. Sign up here.
Annual Awards Dinner 
Our Annual Awards Dinner scheduled to be held at the Aqua Turf Club on Monday, September 27th has been postponed. The new date is Tuesday, March 29, 2022. More information to come.
🌻Sustainable September: Sign-Up with Trinity Solar🌻
If you could donate to Special Olympics CT without opening your wallet, would you? With Trinity Solar, you can! After you talk with one of their solar experts and discover how solar can enrich your life, Trinity will donate $100 to Special Olympics CT.  If you go solar, Trinity will donate another $1000! There is no commitment for signing up for an appointment, only the benefit of finding out more about solar from a company that not only has been in business for many years but is also committed to supporting our community.  

With a no-cost installation, you can start powering your home with CleanEnergy for $0 upfront. After that, your electric rates will be more predictable because you can count on the sun to rise. Make a difference by signing up for your no-obligation appointment here. Together, we are Creating a Sustainable Future, One Home At A Time.
Become a Member of our Champion's Society 
It's Easy to Plan for the Future with These Free Resources
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Special Olympics Unified Sports® in schools is made possible through Special Olympics Connecticut’s partnership with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC). Sponsors include: 
Mike & Jamie Goguen


We welcome your feedback and contributions. Contact us at 203-230-1201 or specialolympicsct@soct.org.

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