#Repost @dreamrideexp with @get_repost Get details at dreamride.org! ・・・ Come enjoy the thrills that The Dream Ride Experience weekend has to offer! There’s over 18 attractions in our Family Fun Zone and it is open Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-4pm! #DreamRide365 #DreamRideExp
Last day to have your donation MATCHED! Donate $10 or more and your gift will be doubled on this last day of #celebratingchampions month! Go to https://bit.ly/2JgBrLP. How does your gift make a difference? Ask Sam Wollschleager, a @specialolympicsct athlete for nine years. Sam says, “I love Special Olympics because I have made life-long friends - whether they be athletes or volunteers or coaches, we are a family.” He says it is all about team spirit and helping others be the best they can be while believing in yourself. Give now and double your impact for athletes like Sam: https://bit.ly/2JgBrLP (link also in profile)
#teammatetuesday #trackandfield #choosetoinclude 😃😃 Photos by Volunteer Steve Glad.
This #celebratingchampions month is coming to an end soon. Make a donation by 7/31 and it will be MATCHED: https://bit.ly/2JgBrLP (link also in profile) How does your gift make a difference? Ask Stanley, a @specialolympicsct athlete since 1973. Stanley says “I love @specialolympics because it gives me a chance to participate in sports and be with my teammates.” Stanley has competed in state, national and international competitions in swimming, winning medals at every level.
“11.5 years ago I was a brand new cop who volunteered at my 1st @specialolympics Tip A Cop. It wasn’t long after I met a young athlete named Angie D’Amico. I would have never imagined how she would change me for the better. She became an inspiration, a friend, has made me a better Police Officer and a better person. Even though I’ve started with a new Police Department, I’m thrilled we still get to work together spreading awareness, inclusion and acceptance!!!” Thanks again, Angie!” - Officer Jason Bodell @ctletr @letrforso
#teammatetuesday ⚽️ Photo by Volunteer Chad Lyons. #inclusionrevolution #playunified #soccer #choosetoinclude
Help us celebrate the Global Week of Inclusion! Have your donation DOUBLED when you give today! Just how meaningful is your support? Take it from an athlete like Karla: “Special Olympics is very important to me because I get to make lots of friends and I also get to exercise. Exercise is important to me because it keeps me in good health. Special Olympics has helped me develop strength and skill. A skill I am still working on is how to swim. I moved here from Puerto Rico. Although leaving friends and family was hard, I am glad I got to meet new people through Special Olympics.” For every athlete like Karla, there’s another who’s still waiting to get on the field and hasn’t yet experienced the friendship and community of Special Olympics. Donate at https://bit.ly/2JgBrLP (link in profile). #celebratingchampions
Unified teammates Ken Richter and Steve Manzone, representing @specialolympicsusa, had the honor of visiting The @whitehouse to have their 2019 @specialolympics @worldgamesad accomplishments recognized. Thank you, @realdonaldtrump, for acknowledging the achievements of our athletes and showcasing the power of Inclusion. #cheer4usa #choosetoinclude. Photos by @gettyimages. Photo of Ken by Tara Baker.
Check out our July newsletter at bit.ly/2GtlvVH. #inclusionrevolution #medalmonday
Teams are forming and beginning practices for our fall sports season. To find out more and get involved with a Special Olympics CT Local Program near you - as an athlete, Unified teammate or coach - go to bit.ly/2XvmEa3. #choosetoinclude #playunified #inclusionrevolution #sports
#flashbackfriday to the Unified Basketball Game at last year’s @dreamrideexp! We are so excited for the 2019 Dream Ride Experience, happening August 23-25 at the @farmingtonpoloclub! Join us for a weekend of fun, and catch some amazing Unified action as athletes and NBA Superstars Ben Wallace and Tayshaun Prince play an action-packed game! #choosetoinclude #inclusionrevolution #playunified #basketball #nba
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Photos of Summer Games Opening Ceremonies taken by Volunteers Denise Ciccarelli and Chad Lyons. #4thofjuly #independenceday #america #usa
For a very first time, we offered Performance Stations at soccer during our Summer Games as part of our health initiatives. This involved volunteers leading teams through a warm-up before their competition and more than 70 athletes visiting the Performance Stations for a healthy snack, water and cool-down. Athletes also got to set a health goal for their off-season and meet members of the @hfdathletic professional soccer team who encouraged them to stay fit and active!#wellnesswednesday#inclusivehealth #health #soccer
Thank you to our friends with Leaps of Faith who invited us to participate in an Adaptive Water Sports Day on Lake Zoar. It was a beautiful day as athletes from our New Milford and Danbury local programs enjoyed water skiing, water sledding and tubing! #choosetoinclude
We are #celebratingchampions all month long, but we can’t do it without YOU! Donate NOW and your gift will be DOUBLED ▶️ bit.ly/2JgBrLP (link also in profile)
On this #medalmonday we are celebrating all of the winners from our Summer Games! The teamwork and talent demonstrated throughout the weekend was incredible! Congratulations to all! Photo by volunteer photographer Denise Ciccarelli.
#Repost @dreamrideexp with @get_repost ・・・ Register today for the Dream Cruise on Saturday August 24th at The Dream Ride Experience! We will have over 300 Dream Riders in the Cruise this year! The Dream Cruise on Saturday is a twelve-mile, police-escorted journey where drivers pair up with Dream Riders in their exotic and classic cars for a cruise through the Farmington Valley. Our Dream Riders are individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities including Special Olympics athletes. Upon returning to the Farmington Polo Club, Dream Riders are greeted by a red carpet arrival for a grand entrance to the Saturday evening festivities. Be a part of this unique and life-changing experience! Link in our bio for registration #DreamRide365 #ferrari #enzo
More amazing photos of our swimmers at Summer Games! Thanks to Ben Harrell, a volunteer from @priceline, for sharing these pictures. You can view Ben’s complete photo gallery at https://bit.ly/2FiPTlu. #soctgames #soct #swimming 🏊♀️
More sensational snapshots of soccer competition at Summer Games from Volunteer Photographer Chad Lyons! ⚽️ Check out Chad’s complete Sunmer Games picture gallery at http://bit.ly/2FfVwAJ. #soctgames #soct #playunified #playunifiedct #choosetoinclude #soccer
Thank you, Sumner Games Sponsors! In photos, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, @trinity_solar, @kofc_official / Gold Sponsors; @dreamrideexp and @wwe - Partner Sponsors; First Transit, @geico and @tdbank_us - Bronze Sponsors; American Legion and @waltercampfootball - Supporting Sponsors. Photos taken at our Summer Games Sponsor Reception by Volunteer Chad Lyons. #soctgames #soct #choosetoinclude
Athletes and Unified teammates going the distance during Summer Games cycling competition at @yalewestcampus! 🚴🏻 Photos by Volunteer Denise Ciccarelli. #soctgames #soct #choosetoinclude
Portraits of Summer Games Swimmers Beautiful, beaming smiles captured by Volunteer Photographer Rich Coyle! See Rich’s complete photo gallery at bit.ly/2KcmJbH. #soctgames #soct #swim #swimming @richinmemories
Making healthcare accessible for people of all abilities at our Summer Games - and throughout the year. Thank you to all of our volunteer medical practitioners and community healthcare partners. Our health programs are made possible by The @golisanofdn and the @cdcgov and sponsored by @websterbank / HSA Bank and the Anthem Foundation. Photos by Volunteer Photographer Norbert Herzog. #InclusiveHealth #ChoosetoInclude #SOCTGames #WellnessWednesday
Special Olympics Connecticut just became 1 OF ONLY 33 PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE to be designated a HEALTHY COMMUNITY by @SpecialOlympics. This recognition is awarded to programs that have broadened athletes' ability to access year-round #healthcare and #wellness and fitness opportunities in their communities. #inclusivehealth #wellnesswednesday
Summer Games tennis competition! 🎾 Photos we “love” by Volunteer Norbert Herzog. #soctgames #soct #tennis
Our track & Field athletes giving it their all - and the volunteers who were there to support them! Photos by Volunteer Steve Glad. #soctgames #soct 🏃
The Parade of Athletes at Summer Games Opening Ceremonies! Photos by Volunteer Denise Ciccarelli. 📷 #soctgames #soct #choosetoinclude
Athletes David Dennin and Angie D’Amico thank Tizz Weber of @unitedtechnologiescorp - Presenting Sponsor of Summer Games - during our Summer Games Sponsor Reception. #soctgames #soct #choosetoinclude
Thanks to the police chiefs who volunteered their time to present medals! And thanks to Volunteer Erin Bond for these fantastic photographs! #SOCTGames
We ❤️ this! #Repost @teamosoct with @get_repost ・・・ #OxfordSpecialOlympics would like to send a great BIG “Thank You!” to @specialolympicsct and @scsugram for another great weekend at the 2019 Special Olympics CT Summer Games. We all had a great time and appreciate all the hard work that goes in to putting on these games! #TeamOSOct #PlayUnified #SOCT50Years #SOCTGames #SOCTSummerGames2019 #SOCT #SCSU #SCSUgram
Check out these outstanding photos of our sensational soccer players from Volunteer Mel Morales: https://bit.ly/31n3Ubb ⚽️ This was Mel's 7th year taking photos for us at Summer Games and we're so happy he keeps coming back! Thank you, Mel! #SOCTGames #ChoosetoInclude
Hartford Cubs get the gold!!! ⚽️🥇 #soctgames #choosetoinclude
#Repost @ctletr with @get_repost ・・・ Thank you to all of the Chiefs who came to hand out medals at Summer Games! 🏅
Be sure to get your copy of today’s @newhavenregister. Inside, you’ll find a special section all about Summer Games and the Torch Run! Thanks to our friends with @hearst Connecticut Media Group, Sponsor of Summer Games, whose generosity makes this publication possible. #hearst #soctgames #ctletr
“Members of our Windsor Locks Unified Sports Fitness Club participated in the Dustin Doyon Memorial Road Race in Suffield on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for the event and everyone enjoyed walking or running in the race!" - Mary Jane Hussey Local Coordinator, Special Olympics Windsor Locks #wellnesswednesday
Now through June 7th, YOU can stand behind more than 12,000 Special Olympics Connecticut athletes when you visit your local @tdbank_us. Make a $5 donation to get your wristband and show your support! #ChooseToInclude
#Repost @iheartcommunities with @get_repost ・・・ A great day for #iheartcommunities we recorded our @ctletr commercials with @specialolympicsct athlete Karla and her service dog Mickey! Great job Karla!! ❤️👍🐾 #tvradiogirl #community #dog #dogsofinstagram #connecticut #iheartcommunities #peopleandpets #servicedog #specialolympics #summergames #letr #psa #unifiedsports #inclusion @theriver1059 @wfsbnews
Swimmers from our Southern Time Trials! Photos by volunteer photographer Chad Lyons. For the complete photo gallery, visit https://bit.ly/2YtOob4
More memorable moments from Saturday’s Southern Time Trials captured by our wonderful volunteer photographer Chad Lyons!
Sprinting at the Southern Time Trials - photos by volunteer photographer Chad Lyons.
Sixteen @specialolympicsct athletes attended an orientation at the @farmingtonpoloclub to kick off the 2019 Horse Grooming - Equestrian Program. The Program teaches athletes skills for brushing, feeding, washing and walking horses and is sponsored by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation. #horses #equestrian