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Our Mission

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

We offer traditional sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.

Letter from Our President and Board Chair

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Beau Doherty

Learn More About Eunice Kennedy's 100th Birthday

Ken Bowes

Board of Directors Chair

Kevin Bowes

Beau Doherty

Special Olympics Connecticut President

Beau Doherty

Special Olympics athletes had many opportunities to demonstrate their resilience, dedication and hope in 2021. Although the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, our athletes continued to remain active, athletic, and socially connected through safe, secure, virtual and in-person sports and fitness activities that SOCT offered throughout the year. 
 
In 2021, we returned to in-person practices and competitions after more than a year of virtual-only activities. By the time warmer weather had arrived, many of our local programs - thanks to their dedicated coaches - were back at practice. Athletes were filled with anticipation and excitement as they gathered with members of other teams to compete in a modified, in-person Summer Games event. In-person Unified Sports® Fall Festival and Unified Sports® Holiday Classic competitions followed, and although limited in size due to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, these events were spirited and joyful!
 
This year we celebrated Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Centenarian Milestone - her 100th Birthday! We looked to her for examples of perseverance and overcoming obstacles as we navigated a difficult year. Like Mrs. Shriver, who remained steadfast in her efforts to create inclusive sports and real competition for people with intellectual disabilities, we remained committed to bringing sports, health, and fitness activities to our athletes as the months unfolded. 
 
Other 2021 milestones included the 35th anniversary of the Connecticut Law Enforcement Torch Run and the beginning of the 30th year that Special Olympics Connecticut and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference will be partnering to bring Unified Sports® into schools across the state, inspiring acceptance and inclusion for all students.

We must also recognize the real heroes during these months - the sponsors and donors whose unwavering support allowed us to provide programs and activities that were impactful and life-changing.

2021 proved that remarkable things happen - even in the face of fear and uncertainty. That is when champions, like our athletes - and everyone who is part of the Special Olympics movement, rise up and shine the most.
 
Ken Bowes
Chairman, Special Olympics Connecticut Board of Directors
 
Beau Doherty
President, Special Olympics Connecticut 

Our Sports
& Participants

Four athletes in winter attire

Our Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cornhole
  • Croquet
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
    Figure Skating
  • Fishing
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Long-Distance Running
  • Powerlifting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speed Skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

10,890

Participants

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two male golfers fist pumping

5,775

Athletes

with intellectual disabilities

5,054

Unified Sports® Partners

Individuals without intellectual disabilities

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athlete and coach running

714

Coaches

1,243

Volunteers

The Special Olympics Connecticut family also includes hundreds of coaches and thousands of volunteers and friends who support and sponsor us (16,000 in previous years).

LOCAL PROGRAMS & COMPETITIONS

Local Programs By County

It’s at the local level where perceptions begin to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

Hartford

  • Allied Enfield Stars 
  • East Hartford Parks & Recreation 
  • Hartford Board of Education 
  • Manchester Supportive Living 
  • MARC, Inc. of Manchester 
  • Southington Sports Club 
  • Special Olympics Bristol 
  • Special Olympics Farmington Valley 
  • Special Olympics Glastonbury 
  • Special Olympics Hartford 
  • Special Olympics Manchester 
  • Special Olympics Mid-State 
  • Special Olympics Simsbury 
  • Special Olympics South Windsor 
  • Special Olympics West Hartford 
  • Special Olympics Windsor 
  • Special Olympics Windsor Locks 
  • Team RHAM 
  • Town of Newington 
  • Town of Wethersfield 

Fairfield

  • Ability Beyond 
  • ARI of Connecticut, Inc. 
  • Darien Lions 
  • Our Vision Westport 
  • River Brook Regional Y 
  • Special Olympics Danbury 
  • Special Olympics Fairfield
  • Special Olympics Greenwich 
  • Special Olympics PCM – Bridgeport
  • Special Olympics Ridgefield 
  • Special Olympics Shelton 
  • Special Olympics Trumbull 
  • Special Olympics Westport-Weston YMCA 
  • Stamford Public Schools 
  • Unified Long Distance Running Team 
  • Whole Life, Inc. 

Litchfield

  • Litchfield County ARC, Inc. 
  • Northwest Special Olympic Swim Team 
  • Region 1 Public School District                                                                   
  • Special Olympics New Milford 
  • Watertown Area Association for Special Citizens 

Middlesex

  • Greater Middletown Special Olympics
  • Seaside Saybrook

New Haven

  • Chapel Haven Schleifer Center 
  • Connecticut Tumblers 
  • Milford Operation Mainstream 
  • New Haven Public Schools 
  • Southbury Training School 
  • Special Olympics Central Shoreline 
  • Special Olympics Cheshire 
  • Special Olympics Hamden 
  • Special Olympics Marrakech 
  • Special Olympics Naugatuck 
  • Special Olympics Oxford 
  • Special Olympics Tri-Town 
  • Special Olympics Waterbury 
  • Team North Haven 
  • Team West Haven 

New London

  • ARC of New London County
  • Groton Special Recreation
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Special Olympics Colchester
  • Special Olympics Griswold
  • Special Olympics Mystic-Ledyard
  • Special Olympics New London
  • Special Olympics Norwich

Windham

  • Quinebaug Valley 
  • Special Olympics Willimantic 
  • Team Plainfield 
  • Windham Athletic Association 

Tolland

  • Special Olympics Mansfield Tolland

State Competitions
& Activities

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Virtual Winter
Games

Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 

Athletes: 69
Unified Teammates: 3
Total: 72

Sports and Fitness Activities 

#BeauontheGo - Athletes walked and hiked at Connecticut parks, hiking trails, and local landmarks accompanied by a cutout picture of Special Olympics Connecticut President Beau Doherty.  
Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance
E-Gaming 
Cross-Country and Alpine Skiing and Snowshoeing 
SOCTFit5 Fitness Challenge

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Summer Sports
Series

Saturday, June 19 and
Sunday, June 20 

TOTAL Athletes: 625 (599 in-person, 26 virtual)
1500 Meter Club, New Members: 302

Sports and Venues 

Cycling, West Johnson Road, Cheshire Industrial Park
All-Star Soccer Skills Challenge, Swimming and Tennis, Fairfield University
Athletics, Fairfield Warde High School
Athletics, Fitch High School, Groton
Athletics, Crosby High School (Waterbury team only)
 
As part of the Summer Sports Series, athletes qualified to become members of the new Special Olympics Connecticut 1500 Meter Club. The Club was established to help athletes build strength and endurance and run or walk a further distance than they've ever gone before.
 

All-Star Soccer Skills* Top Performers

Kerry Wilson,
Special Olympics Chapel Haven Schleiffer Center, Score - 77
Bryan Gilbert, Special Olympics Newington, Score - 58
Scott Edmonds, Special Olympics Seaside Saybrook, Score - 48
Dan Herskowitz, Special Olympics Seaside Saybrook, Score - 40

*Skills include kick-off, race, super kick and target shot

 

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Unified Sports®
Fall Festival

Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12

Athletes: 536
Unified Partners: 250
TOTAL: 786*
*Includes Corn Hole Jamboree participants  

Sports and Venues 

Bocce, Scalzi Park, Stamford
Croquet, Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Golf, Sleeping Giant Golf Course, Hamden
Sailing, The Wadawanuck Club, Stonington
Softball Skills, Connecticut SportsPlex, North Branford
 
Fitness Festival and Corn Hole Jamboree

Saturday September 19th at Winding Trails, Farmington
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Unified Sports®
Holiday Classic

Saturday, November 20

Athletes: 412
Unified Partners: 86
TOTAL: 498
 

Basketball, Quinnipiac University, Hamden
Volleyball, Hamden Hall Beckerman Athletic Center
Powerlifting, SAWAH in Darien
 

Virtual Bowling Competition, teams practiced individually and submitted top scores

 

Additional Sports Events

Unified Sports® in Schools
& Young Athletes

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Unified Sports® in Schools

In 2021-2022, Special Olympics Connecticut marks its 30th anniversary partnering with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to offer the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program to students ages 2 and up in over 300 schools across Connecticut - including 95% of public high schools with students with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings individuals with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team to play sports and inspire equity, acceptance, and inclusion for people of all abilities. Beau Doherty, President of Special Olympics Connecticut, conceived the idea of Unified Sports® and founded the partnership with CIAC to bring the program into Connecticut’s schools in 1992. 
 
Presently, Unified Sports® is offered in 133 high schools, 84 middle schools, four schools with middle and elementary grades combined, and 64 elementary schools. Sports offered include track & field, soccer, basketball, bowling, Unified Esports, flag football, and corn hole.
 
Schools receive national recognition and are designated a Unified Champion Banner School® for their successful promotion of inclusion through three components: Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. We are proud to have 68 schools that have earned this title.
 
ESPN selects one Banner school per state each year to be included in its ESPN Honor Roll. In 2021, Ryerson Elementary School of Madison was chosen.

National Banner Unified Champion Schools

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® demonstrate all the activities above and, additionally, meet the 10 national standards of excellence developed by leaders from Special Olympics and the education community. Unified Champion Banner schools must also show that they can sustain their climate of inclusion for years to come.

Six schools received National Banner recognition in 2021. These schools include Amity Regional High School of Woodbridge, Lewis Mills High School of Burlington, City Hall Middle School of Naugatuck and Simsbury High School (renewals), and Ryerson Elementary School in Madison and North Haven High School (new). 

Nationally recognized Connecticut Unified Champion Schools include:

    • Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge
    • Arthur Illing Middle School, Manchester
    • Baldwin Middle School, Guilford
    • Berlin High School
    • Bethel High School
    • Bethel Middle School
    • Branford High School
    • Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
    • Broadview Middle School, Danbury
    • Brookfield High School
    • Center School, East Hampton
    • Cheshire High School
    • City Hill Middle School, Naugatuck
    • Coginchaug High School, Durham
    • Crosby High School, Waterbury
    • Daniel Hand High School, Madison
    • E.O. Smith High School, Storrs
    • Enfield High School
    • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
    • Farmington High School
    • Francis Walsh Intermediate School, Branford
    • Glastonbury High School
    • Greenwich High School
    • Guilford High School
    • Hamden High School
    • Har-Bur Middle School, Burlington
    • Highland Elementary School, Cheshire
    • Jonathan Law High School, Milford
    • Joseph A. Foran High School, Milford
    • Ledyard Middle School, Gales Ferry
    • Lewis S. Mills High School, Burlington
    • Masuk High School, Monroe
    • Memorial School, East Hampton
    • Middletown High School
    • Mystic Middle School
    • New Britain High School
    • Newington High School
    • Newtown High School, Sandy Hook
    • Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury
    • North Branford High School
    • North Haven High School
    • Norwalk High School
    • Norwich Free Academy
    • Oxford High School
    • Pawcatuck Middle School
    • Pomperaug High School, Southbury
    • R.M.T. Johnson School, Bethel
    • Rockville High School, Vernon
    • Rocky Hill High School
    • Ryerson Elementary School, Madison
    • Schaghticoke Middle School, New Milford
    • Shelton High School
    • Simsbury High School
    • South Windsor High School
    • Southington High School
    • Stafford High School
    • Stafford Middle School
    • Suffield High School
    • Torrington High School
    • Torrington Middle School
    • Valley Regional High School, Deep River
    • Westbrook High School
    • Weston High School
    • Whisconier Middle School, Brookfield
    • Wilby High School, Waterbury
    • Wilton High School
    • Windsor High School
    • Wolcott High School
    • Woodstock Academy
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group of unified sports athletes
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    2021 Highlights

    Unified Sports® in Schools Programs

    In 2021, Jennifer LaCapra was celebrated as the 2020 Special Olympics North America Outstanding Unified Champion School Coach. LaCapra is a wellness teacher and coach of the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program at Oxford High School in Oxford, Connecticut. This marked the first year the honor was given specifically to a Unified Champion School Coach. LaCapra was one of over 20 Special Olympics coaches nominated and is one of 147,000 Special Olympics North America coaches overall.
     
    “Unified Sports® is my passion. I just love what it brings to the entire school community. Seeing the kids working together, the relationships that form.  Whether it’s on the court or in the hallways. It’s honestly the best thing that I’ve been a part of as a coach, seeing the bonds that form between teammates,” said LaCapra.

  • 2021 Highlights

    Unified Sports® in Schools Programs

    The Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports® Awards Ceremony Presented by ESPN took place virtually on May 19. During the event, outstanding student athletes, coaches and schools were honored for their efforts to create inclusion on the playing field and in the classroom through their involvement in Unified Sports® and additional inclusive initiatives. Check out the video to view the program. 

  • 2021 Highlights

    Unified Sports® in Schools Programs

    The annual Youth Leadership Summit was presented virtually via Zoom to more than 900 students, athletic directors, and coaches from over 50 schools live from the Oxford High School gym on November 10. Schools shared videos they created to spread kindness and promote inclusion. View the Watertown High School and Pomperaug High School videos attached to the left. 

Young Athletes

Our Young Athletes Program is designed to help children pre-K to grade 2 learn to develop coordination, balance, and fine motor skills through exercises and activities participants can practice individually or in groups. Through these skills, Young Athletes develop friendships and ultimately thrive! 
 
In 2021, a Young Athletes program was offered for the first time at North Street School in Windsor Locks and 400 children participated. We also added a program at Alice Peck Learning Center in Hamden which had 120 participants. We offered 20 Young Athletes programs during the year through our partnership with the CIAC.

Healthy
Athletes®

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Healthly Athletes®

Healthy Athletes® was established to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the same quality of care that those without disabilities receive and access to the health providers required to meet their individual needs. Healthy Athletes® is designed to enhance the athlete's ability to train and compete in sports as well as thrive in all aspects of daily life. Through the program, we provide screenings to detect health issues, resources for follow-up care, and education to ensure the athlete adopts and maintains a healthy lifestyle. 
 
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program provides free health screenings and healthcare resources and teaches preventative care to athletes in eight disciplines.

In addition, we distributed 227 at-home fitness kits to athletes. Each included a pedometer, water bottle, resistance bands, an eight-week workout program guide, activity calendar, goal tracker and backpack. 
 

Healthy Athletes® Disciplines/Clinical Directors

FIT FEET

Clinical Director:
Kurt Rode, DPM

Offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, and lower extremity biomechanics.

FUN FITNESS

Clinical Directors:
Heidi Adamski, PT, MS
Colleen Langlais, PT, MS

Provides screenings for physical flexibility, functional strength, and balance.

HEALTHY HEARING

Clinical Directors:
Jamie Marotto, Au.D., CCC-A
Jessica Preston, Au.D., CCC-A

Offers guidance on healthy living and screenings for bone density, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI). 

HEALTH Promotion

Clinical Directors:
Carol Flaim, RN
Joyce Baiardi, RN

Provides comprehensive hearing examinations and follow-up care. 

MedFest

Clinical Director:
David Frumberg, MD

Offers a free sports physical and other health screening services to people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

Opening Eyes

Clinical Directors:
Chris Agro, OD
Susan Danberg, OD, FCOVD

Provides free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses, and sports goggles.

SPECIAL SMILES

Clinical Director:
Matthew Lepowsky, DMD

Offers dental examination, personal oral hygiene instruction, sports mouth guards, and fluoride varnish treatments. 

Strong Minds

Clinical Director:
Catherine Chiles, MD

Provides adaptive coping skills for maintaining emotional wellness under stress. Activities include thinking positive thoughts, releasing stress, and connecting with others.

SOCTFit5
Facebook Group

 

As an alternative to meeting in person, athletes were encouraged to stay active and fit by participating in virtual activities and offering encouragement to each other through our SOCTFit5 Facebook Group. Programming offered to members of our SOCTFit5 Group included exercise sessions, cooking classes, and virtual fitness challenges aimed at keeping athletes engaged and interactive with their peers, motivated to keep moving, and adhering to a healthy lifestyle. More than 680 members strong, the SOCTFit5 Group helped keep athletes from feeling isolated and disconnected as they continued to experience the effects of the pandemic throughout the year.

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    fit5 game on logo

Healthy Communities

Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to achieve inclusive health for people with intellectual disabilities. This means equitable access to quality healthcare, education, and services throughout the community. Healthy Communities is a model Special Olympics program that ensures year-round access to healthcare and prevention programming to help Special Olympics athletes perform at their best, on and off the field, and have equal access to quality healthcare, health education, and resources.

Special Olympics Connecticut was designated a Healthy Community by Special Olympics International in 2019 and upon meeting the criteria, we were recognized for a third time in 2021.

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male athlete playing golf
male athlete playing basketball in mask
two male athletes with lanyards

Dr. Melissa Brown

Recipient of the 2020 Golisano Health Leadership Award

Dr. Melissa Brown was presented with the Special Olympics CT 2020 Golisano Health Leadership Award for her work to improve our athletes’ access to nutrition services and education.

Dr. Brown has collaborated with Special Olympics Connecticut since 2019. She volunteers at three state competitions annually and supports such activities as our performance stations, Family Health Forums and virtual health programming-facilitating our SOCT Zoom Room Cooking Classes.

Unified Sports® Fitness Club

The Special Olympics Connecticut Unified Sports® Fitness Club brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for regular fitness activities to enhance fitness and inspire friendships among participants. This program provides the platform for individuals to challenge themselves and earn individual and Club rewards.

Amid the challenges presented by COVID-19, some members of our Unified Fitness Club were able to safely gather in small groups to get outdoors and enjoy walks and hikes together. Members set goals and strive to improve in three areas: endurance (tracking their steps), nutrition, and hydration. They earn awards and incentives for their efforts and healthy practices.
 
Our 1500M Club was established to encourage athletes to walk or hike further than they had ever gone before. Some local programs achieved this as a team, and other athletes pursued this goal individually. Medals were awarded to all who went the distance. In 2021, 195 athletes and 47 partners became members of the 1500M Club.
 

The SOCT Zoom Room

The SOCT Zoom Room series was created for our athletes to address the socially isolating effects of COVID-19. Our Zoom Room is a safe space for athletes to connect in a virtual world. It also offers a channel for community members and organizations to connect with our athletes in a meaningful way during this time - by providing support, content, and direct communication.

SOCT Zoom Room events and activities take place bi-weekly and include bingo, a talent show, pet showcase, dances, art and cooking lessons and trivia contests. These opportunities for our athletes to meet up and have fun have helped to keep them engaged and mentally and socially strong!

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Athlete Leadership
Program

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Athlete Leadership Program

Our athlete leaders are the voice of our organization. As spokespersons and ambassadors, they deliver Special Olympics’ message of joy, hope and inclusion while informing, educating, and inspiring people in order to generate a true interest and involvement in our movement.  

This past year, despite the limitations presented by COVID-19, these athletes carried on doing their important work in creative and virtual ways. They also came together regularly on Zoom calls to share experiences, provide input and feedback about our programs, practice their skills and learn from professionals with expertise in such areas as public speaking, media relations, leadership, and teambuilding. 
 
Our athlete leadership team consists of Global Messengers who share our mission and represent our organization overall and Health Messengers who focus on promoting awareness and understanding of our health and wellness programs.
 
During 2021, 

  • We added six new Global Messengers, including one new Health Messenger to our Athlete Leadership team, bringing our total to 68 members
  • Held 23 virtual meetings/training sessions led by guest speakers who covered topics such as interviewing skills, teambuilding, telling your story, working with the media, managing stress, and effective leadership practices
  • Introduced a new Athlete Leadership Incentive Program to recognize the dedication, initiative, and accomplishments of these athletes
  • Proudly had two members serve on the Special Olympics Connecticut Board of Directors
     

Global Messengers Video

Special
Events

  • police male running with torch
    group running with the torch
    torch run logo

    Law Enforcement Torch Run®

    Officers from across the state joined in a year-long celebration of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut’s 35th anniversary. They did this by participating in the annual three-day Torch Run that leads up to Summer Games – carrying the Special Olympics torch with its Flame of Hope through their towns and cities for all to see and joining in the Final Leg at the Summer Games Opening Ceremony. They also organized and hosted fundraisers in their communities throughout the year.
     
    The Law Enforcement Torch Run remains the largest, most impactful grassroots fundraiser for our organization. It engages officers from police departments, correctional facilities, universities and other local and state law enforcement agencies in going above and beyond their typical daily duties and taking action to enrich the lives of our athletes. They accomplish this by sharing our mission and demonstrating their support of our athletes and inclusion and acceptance for people of all abilities. Fundraisers they host include, but are not limited to, Tip-A-Cop®, Coin Drop, Penguin Plunge and Adopt-A-Mile events and activities. 

    VIEW FUNDS RAISED

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    penguin plunge logo

    Penguin Plunge

    The longtime tradition of taking the Penguin Plunge continued in 2021 for many, as supporters of Special Olympics raised money and then dashed into the chilly waters of a lake or Long Island Sound to support our athletes. Others participated virtually and creatively, by submerging in a hot tub, jumping into a cold pool, or taking a cold shower! Virtual plunge activities raised over $47,000. The top virtual plunge fundraiser was Special Olympics athlete Logan Rosenberg.
     
    Our Super Plunge, hosted by the Westbrook Elks Lodge, was held November 20-21. Four participants demonstrated courage and endurance by plunging into Long Island Sound a breathtaking 24 times - every hour, on the hour for 24 hours! They included Renee DiNino, Nikki Mordasiewicz, John Chandler, and Brian Meyer. Members of the Elks joined in the final Plunge. The event raised an additional $10,000.

    VIEW FUNDS RAISED

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    snow angel green sweater
    snow angel blue shirt

    Angels for Athletes Challenge

    The Angels for Athletes Challenge was introduced in 2021 as a fun, safe way anyone could support Special Olympics Connecticut athletes throughout the winter. On snow days, those who accepted the Challenge made traditional snow angels. Those who wished to participate but preferred a less cold and wet Challenge got creative and made snow angels on a sandy beach or in other fun-filled ways. They then shared photos and videos of their snow angel on social media with the hashtag #AngelsforAthletes and invited their friends and family members to make a donation to Special Olympics and take the Challenge themselves. The activity raised $3,300.

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    Over the Edge

    On 3 September 2021, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Over the Edge event at Mohegan Sun. 79 fearless participants raised funds to benefit our athletes and to have the thrilling opportunity to rappel more than 30 floors down Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower.
     
    Among those who rappelled this milestone year were law enforcement officers and professionals from area businesses. Special Olympics Connecticut Athlete Robin Batchelder rappelled for a second time and athlete Matt Glad, for an amazing eighth time. The event raised $92,000, and our top fundraiser was Matt Glad and the top fundraising team was the Enfield Police Department.

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    Michael Bozzuto

    Michael Bozzuto's phenomenal spirit of generosity and his wonderful efforts to champion community and inclusion continued to have a great impact on the athletes of Special Olympics Connecticut throughout 2021. 
     
    As the Chairman, CEO, and President of Bozzuto's Inc., Founder of The Hometown Foundation and its premier event, Dream Ride, and proprietor of the Farmington Polo Club, Michael provides experiences, funding, and in-kind resources that allow our athletes to train in sports, gain life-long friends and feel that they are accepted for all they are and celebrated for all they accomplish - on and off the playing field. Our athletes take great delight in seeing Michael at events and in calling him "friend."
     
    For all you do, we thank you, Michael!
     

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    dream ride logo
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    Additional Special Events

    Special Olympics' Annual Capitol Hill Day

    10 February 2021
    A delegation that included teammates Zackery Ryer and Matt Stopka and their Unified Coaches Robert Bajoros and Kari Kuehnle from Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham participated in Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day. During their virtual meetings, they shared their Unified Sports® stories with Connecticut’s Senators and Representatives and their staff members. They also thanked them for Federal funding Special Olympics receives to support its health and education programs. 

    Dream Ride Experience

    20 - 22 August 2021
    The Dream Ride Experience is The Hometown Foundation's signature fundraising event that our athletes love to attend! Dream Ride was held at The Farmington Polo Club and offered athletes and their families, as well as attendees from across the state and the country, non-stop entertainment and activities to enjoy. Highlights were the Dream Cruise with Special Olympics athletes participating as Dream Riders, a motorcycle ride through the Farmington Valley, a classic and exotic car show, great food, music, demonstrations, and Unified Sports® including fishing, basketball, and swimming.

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    Additional Special Events

    The Hotchkiss School's Annual Swim-A-Thon

    11 September 2021
    Special Olympics Connecticut Board Member and Hotchkiss School faculty member Keith Moon, along with 20 members of the Hotchkiss School community completed a two-mile, round-trip swim across Lake Wononscopomuc. Hotchkiss Alumnus Ian Graham completed a solo swim as part of this 27th Annual event. The Swim-A-Thon raised $9,072. 

    Enterprise Golf Tournament

    16 September 2021
    This golf event, hosted by our Partner Sponsor Enterprise, took place at the Lake of Isles Golf Course. The tournament raised $49,500.

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    hotchkiss swim-a-thon

    Additional Special Events

    Susan Saint James Poker Tournament

    19 September 2021
    Presented by Board of Directors member Susan Saint James, the annual poker tournament fundraiser returned to Foxwoods Resort Casino. This year, the event raised $6,360.

    Special Olympics Connecticut Golf Tournament

    20 September 2021
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Special Olympics Connecticut Golf Tournament hosted by Eversource and Foxwoods Resort Casino and was held at Lake of Isles Golf Course. Organized by a dedicated and dynamic committee, the event raised over $131,000. 

     

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    group photo at finish line

    Additional Special Events

    Run The Course 5K

    7 November 2021
    We held our first in-person Run the Course 5K event at the scenic Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. Participants in the timed race included members of our long-distance running club. This event drew 150 participants and raised $3,965 to support our athletes.

    Holiday Auction

    26 November - 10 December 2021
    An online auction offered an array of fun and desirable items and experiences along with the opportunity to text-to-give to support Special Olympics Connecticut athletes. By the close of the auction, $19,950 was raised.

The Champion's
Society

The Champion's Society

Our Champion’s Society recognizes and honors individuals who have chosen to make a planned gift through their will or estate planning to support the athletes of Special Olympics Connecticut. Through their generous and selfless act, members of our Champion’s Society help ensure that our organization will have the resources it needs to provide future generations of athletes with opportunities to play sports with their peers and receive quality, life-preserving healthcare.
 
There is no minimum gift requirement to join The Champion’s Society and all contribution amounts are kept confidential.
 
Each year, we hold events to celebrate the members of our Champion’s Society. In 2021, we welcomed 50 guests to our 8th Annual Champion's Society event at the Farmington Polo Club on Saturday, July 10. Guests enjoyed meeting athletes who participate in our Equestrian program and the horses the athletes are learning to care for and groom.

  • Champion’s Society Members include:

    • Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Lori Allen
    • Ms. Marie J. Bedard
    • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff S. Beekman
    • Mr. Gary F. Borla
    • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Bowes
    • Mr. Steven Bruce
    • Mr. Wayne Bufferd
    • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Rosemarie Burton
    • Ms. Burdeen Camp
    • Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell, Sr.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Kate Careb
    • Ms. Ursula Casioppo
    • Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Frankie Cassano
    • Mr. Robert J. Cavaliero
    • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cone
    • Ms. Janice L. Curley
    • Mr. Glenn H. Deming,
      Sr.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Dennin, Jr.
    • Ms. JoAnn DeWind
    • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Doherty, Jr.
    • Mr. Ernest J. Elliott
    • Ms. Susan Joy Gabrielson
    • Ms. Charlotte M. Gambardella
    • Mr. and Mrs. Rob and Heather Gerowe
    • Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Sara Glad
    • Mr. Norman Hanenbaum
  • Champion’s Society Members include:

    • Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Laurie-Jean Hannon
    • Ms. Dolores Haury
    • Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Lisa Joyce
    • Mr. Allan M. Kabrick
    • Mr. Bruce A. Kirchner
    • Mrs. Mary Kochiss
    • Ms. Catherine E. Kortlandt
    • Ms. Lynn M. LaRocca
    • Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Nora Mason
    • Mr. Frank Merenda
    • Ms. Janice Moore
    • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Z. Myerson
    • Mr. Paul Olson
    • Mr. and Mrs. Ted and Sharon Rozum
    • Mr. Dick Ebersol and Mrs. Susan Saint James Ebersol
    • Ms. Judith Silberkleit
    • Mr. Eugene R. Singer, C.P.A.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. and Bonnie Smith
    • Mr. and Mrs. David and Lianna Snyderman
    • Mr. and Mrs. Tony, Janet and Stephanie St. Marie
    • Dr. Joseph P. Stankewich
    • Ms. Barbara J. Thomason
    • Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Tracey Van Hoof
    • Mr. Carl Verner and Dr. Joy Terranova
    • Mr. Edward M. Warner
    • Mr. Peter Wooster


     

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Financials

Program Services

Fundraising

Nonoperating & General

For the Years Ended 31 December 2019 & 2020

 

Without Donor
Restrictions
With Donor
Restrictions
Total

Contributions & Grants

2,550,732 207,933 2,758,665

PPP Loan Forgiveness

415,825 415,825

Donated Materials/Services

2,159,036 2,159,036

Fundraising

1,065,230 1,065,230

Net Assets from Restriction

216,360 (216,360)

Total Revenue

6,407,183 (8,427) 6,398,756

Program services

4,451,480 4,451,480

Fundraising

992,344 992,344

Nonoperating & General

502,801 502,801

Total Expenses

5,946,625 5,946,625

Loss from Operations

460,558 (8,427) 452,131

Investment Return

78,244 96,149 174,393

Realized & Unrealized

174,829 259,034 433,863

Net Nonoperating Items

253,073 355,183 608,256

Excess of Revenue

713,631 346,756 1,060,387

Net Assets - Beginning

4,064,349 5,133,016 9,197,365

Net Assets - Ending

4,777,980 5,479,772 10,257,752

Contributions & Grants

2,845,122 144,554 2,989,676

PPP Loan Forgiveness

Donated Materials/Services

5,223,847 5,223,847

Fundraising

1,980,063 1,980,063

Net Assets from Restriction

318,004 (318,004)

Total Revenue

10,367,036 (173,450) 10,193,586

Program services

8,625,038 8,625,038

Fundraising

1,257,137 1,257,137

Nonoperating & General

503,593 503,593

Total Expenses

10,385,768 10,385,768

Loss from Operations

(18,732) (173,450) (192,182)

Investment Return

92,478 111,921 204,399

Realized & Unrealized

321,024 440,885 761,909

Net Nonoperating Items

413,502 552,806 966,308

Excess of Revenue

394,770 379,356 774,126

Net Assets - Beginning

3,669,579 4,753,660 8,423,239

Net Assets - Ending

4,064,349 5,133,016 9,197,365

Partner
Sponsors

  • Bozzuto's Inc., The Hometown Foundation 

    Bozzuto’s Inc., The Hometown Foundation, and its family of retailers are proud sponsors of Special Olympics. Each year, we look forward to partnering with Special Olympics Connecticut to provide programs and funds that enable athletes worldwide to come together in celebration of inclusivity. 

    Michael A. Bozzuto, CEO
    Bozzuto’s Inc., The Hometown Foundation

    Enterprise Holdings

    Enterprise Holdings is proud to support Special Olympics Connecticut and the amazing work the organization does throughout the community to affect positive change and inspire inclusion and respect for all. In a year filled with unprecedented uncertainty and challenges, our team is inspired by the organization’s athletes and so proud to provide ongoing support to such an important local effort.

    John Byrne, Vice President/General Manager
    Enterprise Holdings

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    ESPN

    ESPN is proud to support Special Olympics Connecticut Unified Sports®, as the organization works to create safe opportunities for athletes in Connecticut to participate in sports while navigating the effects of the pandemic. Through Beau Doherty's leadership, we take great pride in helping the Special Olympics community create a world of inclusion and acceptance on and off the field of play.
     
    Kevin Martinez, Vice President
    ESPN Corporate Citizenship

    Eversource Energy

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted in-person events, Eversource remains a proud and committed supporter and host of the Special Olympics Winter Games in Connecticut, as we have been for more than 35 years. We’re honored to help make this great event possible, and to support the growth and achievement of these wonderful athletes and the pride of their families.

    Joe Nolan, President and CEO
    Eversource Energy

  • The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation

    Special Olympics Connecticut provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of playing sports, competing, and accomplishing the unimaginable. It is amazing to see how hard they work and their tremendous feeling of success at the finish line. The pandemic hasn’t stopped the organization’s ability to support these amazing athletes in their journeys.

    Elisabeth DeLuca, President
    The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation

    Law Enforcement Torch Run®

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Connecticut remains committed to Special Olympics athletes. Our mission of raising money and awareness has been met with a few challenges, but through the dedication and hard work of our Law Enforcement family we continue to make an impact on the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. We continue to develop new ways to show our support of Special Olympics Connecticut athletes and create a safe environment that will allow us all to come together.  

    Connecticut Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Directors

    Tom Madera, Assistant Director of Security
    Yale Public Safety

    Lt. Rob Didato
    Fairfield University Department of Public Safety

  • NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

    NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are proud supporters of Special Olympics Connecticut and their message of inclusion and acceptance. We are dedicated to sharing the stories of their incredible athletes, volunteers and coaches across the state with our viewers year-round. We value our long-standing partnership and look forward to our continued achievements in 2022. 

    Diane Hannes, President & General Manager
    NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

    Raytheon Technologies

    Pratt & Whitney is committed to supporting organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. There is no better example of this commitment than our proud 40+ year partnership with Special Olympics of Connecticut – our home state. Over the course of the past four decades, our CT-based business units have contributed more than $2 million, and thousands of RTX employees have generously donated their time and effort to help Special Olympics Connecticut athletes excel on and off the field.

    Tizz Weber, Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
    Pratt & Whitney - A Raytheon Technologies Company

  • TD Bank 

    TD Bank is thrilled to continue its longstanding support of Special Olympics Connecticut. It is an honor to partner with an organization that provides opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship. Like Special Olympics Connecticut, we at TD are committed to supporting a more diverse and inclusive environment. We commend Special Olympics Connecticut for the unwavering focus and dedication to its mission during the most challenging of times.

    Monté W. Foster, Market President-Retail
    CT, Western MA, & Upstate NY 
    TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank

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    WWE

    WWE’s partnership with Special Olympics continues to be incredibly rewarding for our Superstars and employees. It is a privilege to witness firsthand the dedication, determination and drive displayed by these amazing athletes in both their training and competitions.

    Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer
    WWE

Year-Round
Supporters

Year-Round Supporters

Suppliers

  • Adams Hometown Market/IGA
  • Bozzuto's, Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast
  • Marcus Communications
  • N&D Sports
  • PODS
  • State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • WORX

Media Sponsors

  • Cumulus Media
  • Hearst Connecticut Media Group
  • iCRV Radio
  • iHeart Radio Connecticut
  • NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut

Volunteer
Photographers

  • Erin Bond
  • Denise Ciccarelli
  • Rich Coyle
  • Kristy DeCosta
  • Bill De Kine
  • Kevin Fletcher
  • Steve Glad
  • Norbert Herzog
  • Jeffrey Hynds
  • Tammy Knowlton
  • Glen Kutler
  • Chad Lyons
  • Diane Parsons
  • Evanthea Parsons
  • Ed Reilly
  • Eileen Scully
  • Bill Shea
  • Helen Taylor
  •  

Major in kind
Donors

Major In Kind Donors

DONORS

  • Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast
  • Connecticut Portable Storage
  • Discover Live
  • Elm City Party Bike
  • Fifth Generation, Inc.
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Hearst Connecticut Media Group
  • iHeart Radio
  •  
  •  
  • Lynn M. LaRocca
  • NBC Connecticut and Telemundo
  • Ocean House 
  • Peter C. Keenoy
  • Raceway Golf Club
  • Subway, Inc.
  • The Black Dog
  • Total Wine & More
  • Westbrook Elks Lodge
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  •  
 
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Corporate Sponsors

  • $300,000+

    • The Hometown Foundation, Inc.
    • Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut

    $299,999 - $100,000

    • Eversource Energy

    $99,999 - $50,000

    • Enterprise Holdings
    • Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Inc.
    • The Joseph A. Baloga Trust
    • Raytheon Technologies
    • World Wrestling Entertainment

    $49,999 - $25,000

    • Bearingstar Insurance
    • Campbell Soup Foundation
    • ConnectiCare, Inc.
    • Connecticut Elks Association
    • Connecticut State Council Knights of Columbus/ Columbian Charities of CT, Inc.
    • Drew Marine
    • ESPN, Inc.
    • Synchrony Financial
    • Webster Bank
    • Whelen Engineering Co.

    $24,999 - $10,000

    • Adams Hometown Market
    • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut
    • Club Management Association of America CT Chapter
    • Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation
    • E-Rate Online LLC
    • Foxwoods Resort Casino
    • Henkel Corporation
    • Hoffman Auto Group 
    • Indus Realty Trust, Inc.
    • John & Ethel Kashulon Family Foundation
    • Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation
    • NBC Sports Group
    • Pratt & Whitney
    • Red Sox Foundation
    • Robert G. & Marguerite M. Derx Foundation
    • Tokio Marine/HCC Global Financial Products
  • $9,999 - $3,000

    • AXA XL
    • Barnhart Northeast, Inc.
    • Comcast Cable
    • Connecticut Community Foundation - Earl & Shirley Herbst Eye Fund
    • Connecticut Section of the PGA
    • Dur-A-Flex Foundation, Inc.
    • Fairfield County Bank
    • GEICO
    • Harlan Electric Company, Inc.
    • K & A Engineering Consulting P.C.
    • KBE Building Corporation  
    • Lincoln Waste Solutions, LLC
    • Linde, Inc.
    • NJM Insurance Group
    • Otis
    • Service Now
    • Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
    • The Singer Family
    • Special Friends Charities 
    • Starwood Infrastructure Finance
    • UPS Foundation

    $2,999 - $1,000

    • The American Legion Department of Connecticut, Inc.
    • The Bigelow Tea Company
    • Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
    • Chelsea Groton Bank
    • Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation
    • City of Waterbury, Mayor's Office
    • Connecticut National Guard
    • Curaleaf, LLC
    • David McDermott Chevrolet, Inc.
    • Dime Bank Foundation, Inc.
    • Feroleto Steel
    • Fifth Generation, Inc.
    • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
    • Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Leidos Engineering, LLC
    • Metropolitan District Commission
    • NUTANIX
    • Olsen Construction
    • PriceWaterhouse-Coopers LLP
    • Walter Camp Football Foundation
    • Yankees Entertainment & Sports Net
    •  

Health
Sponsors

Health Sponsors

  • National Sponsors

  • Golisano Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Presenting Sponsors

  • Webster/HSA Bank
  • Partner Sponsor

  • The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation
  • Platinum Sponsor

  • The Joseph A. Baloga Trust
  • Gold Sponsors 

  • Campbell Soup Foundation
  • Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation
  • ESPN
  • John & Ethel Kashulon Foundation
  • Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Robert G. & Marguerite M. Derx Foundation
  • Bronze Sponsor

  • Connecticut Community Foundation - Earl & Shirley Herbst Eye Fund
  • Supporting Sponsors

  • AXA XL
  • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Kimberly A. Davis MD MBA
  • Special Friends Charities 

Business, Civic Groups
& Foundations

  • Business Gifts

    $10,000+

    • Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 
    • Cumberland Farms 
    • Ronnie DeMeo Construction Inc.
    • Travelers Championship/ Birdies for Charities

    $9,999 - $3,000

    • American Lecithin Company
    • Fifth Generation, Inc.
    • Massey's Plate Glass & Aluminum Company
    • National Football League Alumni, Inc.
    • Recdesk, LLC

    $2,999 - $1,000

    • 574 Wines, LLC
    • ACES Whitney Academy
    • B.K.M. Construction, LLC
    • Bob's Discount Furniture
    • Bristol Hotels, LLC
    • BVS, LLC
    • Click Bond Inc.
    • Cohesity, Inc.
    • Connecticut Bail Bonds Group, LLC
    • The Cork Shop
    • Dunkin Donuts
    • East River Energy
    • H & A Group 5, LLC
    •  
    • Halloran Sage
    • Id Solutions
    • Jas Automotive, LLC
    • Jean Cobelli Dance, LLC
    • Len Conlin, Inc
    • Mopars in Motion Corporation
    • N & D Sports
    • NQ Industries
    • Pat Munger Construction
    • POSA, LLC
    • Premier Kia
    • Premier Subaru, LLC
    • Sachem Capital
    • Stonington Pizza Palace
    •  
  • Business Gifts

    • Taino Smokehouse, LLC
    • Vistra Corporate Services 
    • $999 - $500

    • 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant
    • ACES
    • Alexandria Corporation
    • American Eagle Financial Credit Union
    • Andy Wotton Plumbing & Heating, LLC
    • Branford Enterprises, LLC
    • Bristol Hospital, Inc.
    • Builtright Industries
    • D & A Construction Management Inc.
    • Environmental Services, Inc.
    • Fast Lube Quick Lube
    • The Flying Monkey Grill & Bar, LLC.
    • Fuoco Apizza, LLC
    • Gateway Mortgage Services, LLC
    • Giovanni Auto Repair Inc
    • Gulick & Co., LLC
    • Hartford Guardians, Inc.
    • J. Iapaluccio, Inc.
    • J. Mulvaney Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
    • The Lane Construction Corporation
    • Lava Motors, LLC
    • Law Office of Lewis Chimes
    • Madison Auto Body
    • McDonald's #1240
    • Miner's Inc.
    • Mitchell Subaru
    • Murphy Distributors
    • Post University, Inc.
    • Precision Aerospace, Inc.
    • Prospect Waterbury, Inc.
    • Rabobank International
    • Rossini's Italian Restaurant and Pizza 
  • Business Gifts

    • Santini Villa Apartments 
    • Simply Pharmacy
    • SR Property Maintenance, LLC
    • Steady Photography, LLC
    • TCP Management Services, LLC
    • Ted Linstrum Plbg. & Htg., Inc.
    • Travelers 
    • Trinity Health of New England
    • W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home
    • Wetmore's Inc.
  • Civic Groups & Foundations

    $15,000+

    • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
    • Jana Foundation, Inc.

    $14,999 - $5,000

    • Emerson Charitable Trust
    • Lennox Foundation
    • Lena Bena Memorial Fund
    • The Raether 1985 Charitable Trust

    $4,999 - $3,000

    • BPOE #1706
    • Charity Cycling Challenge
    •  
    • City of New Britain - Police Department
    • David J. Yellen Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Elsie A. Brown Fund
    • Ion Bank Foundation

    $2,999 - $1,000

    • Amazon Smile Foundation
    • Avon Volunteer Fire Dept.
    • The Barden Foundation
    • Branford Community Foundation
    • Canton Community Health Fund
    • Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
    • David Blitz Memorial Fund
    • DiNardo Brass Trust
    • Enfield Police Employee's Association
    • The Everybody Wins Foundation, Inc
    • Fairfield County Sports Car Club
    • Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
    • Friends of Suffield
    • Gatorade Play it Forward Fund
  • Civic Groups & Foundations

    • George H.C. Ensworth Memorial Fund
    • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
    • Guilford Foundation
    • Guilford Savings Bank
    • Hartford Union of the King's Daughters & Sons
    • Linford & Mildred White Charitable Fund
    • The Madison Foundation, Inc.
    • Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation
    •  
    • New London Lodge of Elks No. 360
    • Perry Hill School
    • The SPOUT Foundation
    • Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation
    • Town Fair Tire Foundation Inc.
    • United States Tennis Association - New England
    • William and Ellen E. Macristy Foundation, Inc.
    • Windsor Locks Public Schools
    • Zahren Family Foundation
    • Zia Charitable Foundation
    • $999 - $500

    • A. C. Israel Foundation
    • Bristol Police Union Local 754
    • Godbout Family Foundations Inc
    • IBEW Local Union #488
    •  
  • Civic Groups & Foundations

    • Kiwanis Club of New London
    • Lions Club of Unionville
    • Meriden Police Union #1016
    • Neil & Flo Cohen Charitable Gift Fund
    • New England Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.
    • Rockville High School
    • Rotary Club of Meriden
    • Town of Berlin Board of Education
    • Vietnam Veterans of MA, Inc.
    • Waterbury Police Department Benevolent Association, Inc.
    • Waterbury Police Union #1237
    • Wilton PBA Association
    • Wooster Lodge No. 79 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
     
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Champions of the Movement

Individual Donors

  • $20,000+

    • Dr. Robert Galvin and Dr. Gail D'Onofrio
    • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Johnson
    • Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Keenoy
    • Ms. Catherine E. Kortlandt
    • Mrs. Doris Leclerc
    • Mr. Michael Raber

    $19,999 - $10,000

    • Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Lori Allen
    • Mr. William L. Bucknall
    • Ms. Martina Forman
    • Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Christine Motl
    • Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Olivier
    • Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Seminara
    • Mr. Eugene R. Singer, C.P.A.
    • Ms. Barbara J. Thomason
    • Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell L. Truwit
    • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Van Hoof Jr.

    $9,999 - $5,000

    • Mrs. Marybeth Alpuche
    • Ms. Deborah Bied
    • Mrs. Judith W. Drake
    • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Elmore
    • Ms. Susan Joy Gabrielson
    • Mr. Paul Haynes
    • Ms. Valerie K. Jensen
    • Mr. Christopher Mill
    • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sennott Jr.
    • Ms. Lisa Thomasco and Mr. Darrell Fox
    • Ms. Kate Walbert
    • Mr. Eric C. Wenberg and Ms. Suzanne L. Deschamps
    • Mr. Gary E. Wendlandt
    • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wright
    • $4,999 - $2,500

    • Mr. and Mrs. George Baloga
    • Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Barone
    • Mr. Thomas C. Bishop
    • Mrs. Margaret Coe
    • Mr. Justin Conroy
    • Dr. Susan C. Danberg
    • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Dennin, Jr.
    • Ms. Rachel D. Leclerc
    • Ms. Kristan A. Loree
    • M