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Athletes Get Ready for Special Olympics Regional Games

Athletes are training in preparation for the 2012 Northwest Regional Games. The games will host 90 swimmers in Aquatics and 334 athletes in Track & Field events.

What:  2012 Special Olympics Connecticut Northwest Regional Games

The Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) Northwest Region will host our annual Regional Games on May 6 (Aquatics) and May 12 (Track & Field).

Sunday, May 6 – AQUATICS – The Canterbury School, New Milford

Saturday, May 12 – TRACK & FIELD – Danbury High School, Danbury

Opening Ceremonies begins at 8:30 am on both days.

Athletes are training in preparation for competition in Aquatics and Track & Field at the 2012 Northwest Regional Games.  The games will host 90 swimmers in Aquatics and 334 athletes in Track & Field events.  These athletes are representing 52 towns in Northwest Connecticut, who all come together to participate in the sport, spirit and splendor of Special Olympics.  “This day is about celebration,” comments Nora Mason, Northwest Regional Director for Special Olympics. “We are celebrating the achievements of our athletes in sport and in their lives.”  The community is invited to attend at no charge to cheer on the amazing accomplishments of these Special Olympics athletes. 

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. (www.soct.org)

Generous sponsors of the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut Northwest Regional Games include Presenting Sponsors - General Electric and The Robert G. and Marguerite M. Derx Foundation; Silver Sponsor – Praxair; Bronze Sponsor – King Street United Church of Christ; and Venue Sponsors – The Canterbury School and Danbury High School.

Partner Sponsors of Special Olympics Connecticut are 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 Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Graebel Trucking, Guida’s Dairy, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.      

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Pam Landry May 07, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Good luck to all the participating athletes!

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