Important thing to note for 2018 Special Olympics CT Summer Games & Law Enforcement Torch Run!
Pictured (Left to Right): Athlete Rai Holloway, Renee DiNino, Deputy Warden Gerald Wood, and Athlete Brett Glaser
Listen below to SOCT Athlete Rai Holloway, Deputy Warden Gerald Wood, and Athlete Brett Glaser as they talk about the upcoming SOCT Summer Games and the Law Enforcement Torch Run!
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Join Special Olympics Connecticut, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, at its Summer Games, Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th.
- And, cheer on officers participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut, Wednesday, June 6th through Friday, June 8th when they carry the Torch with its “Flame of Hope” through communities across Connecticut. More than 1,500 officers are expected to participate and cover 530 miles during the Run.
- For information about Summer Games and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, visit soct.org and follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an event aimed to inspire awareness, understanding and support for Special Olympics athletes, as officers run a leg and then pass the Torch from one community to the next. In some towns, Special Olympics athletes run with the officers.
- All are invited to Summer Games Opening Ceremonies – which features the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and a parade of athletes - at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field on Friday, June 8th at 7:15 p.m.
- Then, more than 2,500 athletes and Unified Sports® teammates will compete throughout the weekend. They’ll be supported by more than 300 coaches and 2,000 volunteers. All events are free and open to the public.
- Participants will compete in Track & Field, Tennis and Swimming at Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven), Soccer at the Hamden Hall Athletic Fields (Hamden) and Cycling at Yale University West Campus (Orange)
- Athletes will also have the opportunity to visit Healthy Athletes Village during the weekend to receive FREE health screenings, education and resources – including free prescription eyeglasses and mouth guards. Local health practitioners volunteer their time to provide care the athletes require. Special Olympics is the world’s largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Olympic Town, offering interactive, educational activities for all to enjoy, entertainment and an Avenue of Resources will also be featured.
- Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 12,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities.
- Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 172 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring opportunity, inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field.