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Special Olympics Connecticut 2020 Virtual Summer Games

June 12

 

Special Olympics Connecticut is pleased to present our 2020 Virtual Summer Games.

A virtual Opening Ceremony and Athlete Dance will take place on Friday, June 12, 2020.

You can watch it here:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsCT/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/SpecialOlympicsCT

soct.org – https://www.soct.org
The link to our Opening Ceremony video will be posted here following the event.

Activities Highlights and Special Messages will be shared on Saturday, June 13th, throughout the day, via Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A virtual Athlete Dance will follow.

Videos will also be uploaded for viewing on our website, soct.org.

Activities are open to all registered Athletes and Unified Sports Partners, who are invited to come together virtually to celebrate the spirit of Special Olympics!

What you need to know:

Choose your activities: Cycling, Soccer, Tennis and Track & Field (Click the tabs at the bottom of this page on the website for details: https://www.soct.org/sports-and-fitness-programs/sports-and-competitions)

Practice: Practice as many activities as you wish, at home or in a safe environment.

Submit your scores: Record your scores and submit your best results. Scores are due May 26th.

To submit your scores, register using one of the following links:
PDF: https://bit.ly/2SSYC4u
Google Docs: shorturl.at/jnIV8

Save the file to your computer and email it to Sue Mohr at susanm@soct.org. You may also email Sue with any questions regarding registration.

You are encouraged to submit a video and/or photo of yourself performing your event or send a message to your fellow athletes! You can upload and share your video and picture files with the Google Docs link above or email them to susanm@soct.org.

Please Note: In order to follow social distancing and stay-at-home orders, you should practice and compete in these activities on your own at home; however, virtual interactions with your team through social media, texts or emails are allowed and encouraged!

Coaches can still support athletes virtually, guiding them through practice activities and cheering them on. Athletes are to be supervised while communicating with volunteers, partners or coaches.

Unsupervised communication between a volunteer/coach and an athlete is prohibited.

Most Importantly: Stay safe.

Regular physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health. while there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks.

You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by:
– Wearing the right shoes
– Using the correct equipment
– Drinking water and staying hydrated
-Warming up and stretching properly
– Being aware of your surroundings – always exercise and practice in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items
– Maintaining social distancing rules (stay at least six feet away from others)

Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
– Discomfort or pain
– Chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain traveling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades
– Shortness of breath
– A rapid or irregular heartbeat

CELEBRATION OF YOUR SUCCESS
Join the Special Olympics Connecticut family of athletes, Unified Sports partners, coaches, volunteers and family members as we come together virtually to celebrate everyone’s success via social media and our website!

For more information visit:  https://direct.soct.org/sports-and-fitness-programs/sports-and-competitions.