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Special Olympics’ Holiday Sports Classic

By Special Olympics Connecticut

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Good sportsmanship, teamwork and proud moments of accomplishment will be exhibited by athletes of all abilities at the Special Olympics Connecticut 2012 Holiday Sports Classic, presented by Pitney Bowes, on November 17th and 18th. This annual event – one of more than 70 sporting events Special Olympics Connecticut hosts each year - will bring athletes from across the state together to compete.

Sports and venues include:

Unified Sports Volleyball - Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven and James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven
Unified Sports & Traditional Powerlifting - James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven
Unified Sports Basketball - Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden
Unified Sports & Traditional Bowling - AMF Lanes, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford and 525 Main Street, East Haven

Volleyball, basketball and bowling events will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Powerlifting will be held on Saturday only.

All are welcome to come out and cheer for the athletes. There are also opportunities to volunteer. To find out more, visit, email or call 203-230-1201. Also, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook and Twitter for updates, announcements and photos.

In addition to Pitney Bowes, event sponsors include the Connecticut Elks Association, IBM and LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation. Clear Channel Community Access Radio and the New Haven Register are Media Sponsors.

About Special Olympics Connecticut:
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (
Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/ Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, and United Technologies. Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Graebel Van Lines, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.

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