Welcome to the Connecticut Elks Association Special Olympics Committee Page

Let me WIN. But if I cannot win,

let me be BRAVE in the attempt.

- Special Olympics Oath

 

Special Olympics Committee

Frank DeFazio PER

State Chairman

Carl Gorman PER

Central District

Janet Vergason PER

Coastal District

Cindy Dalterio

East District

Philip Roy

Northwest District

NEWS

The time is fast approaching for the Special Olympic Volleyball event. The Special Olympics Volleyball event will be played on Nov. 18th & 19th 2017 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The same athletic center as last year.  This is the first weekend before Thanksgiving.  Registration will begin at 7:30am for both Sat. and Sunday. Opening ceremony on Saturday will begin 9:00AM SHARP. Coffee and donuts, in the morning, and lunch will be provided. The directions to and from the facility are on the website. ELKS and friends don't forget to sign in at registration under your district and lodge number. 
 
Over the last couple of years the volunteer attendance has been slowly going down. Especially on Sundays. The Special Olympics of Connecticut questioned me if we could still handle the event. OF COURSE WE CAN. We need to bring our volunteer attendance up like it used to be in the past.  Don't take it for granted that some one else will do the job. 
 
Remember this is not an ELKS members only event. We need volunteers. Bring your family, neighbors, friends and teenagers with their friends. If you know any one who needs Community Service hours (for High School, College or other) please bring them I will sign their papers. If they can help us we sure can help them. That's what we do. ELKS CARE-ELKS SHARE.  We can all share our time to help out the Special Olympics of Conn. participants. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. 
 

 

Special Olympics Mid-Year Report

 

Connecticut Elks and Speical Olympics Join Forces

In late April, the Special Olympics of CT came a’knockin’ and the CEA ran to answer the door! The SOCT was in need of a group to take over sponsoring the Soccer Skills event at the State Summer Games and they looked for the help of the Elks. The SOCT also asked if the CEA could integrate the Elks Soccer Shoot program in to the skills event and we readily agreed. So over the weekend of June 9 & 10, The CEA ran the Skills event with great success! We add-in the small goals skills and it complimented the already existing three other skills events The coaches were excited to see another skills event for their athletes. The Athletes enjoyed the new event just as well. Saturday was the day for the trials and on Sunday, the finals were held. 37 athletes earned medals based on accumulated scores over the four skills events. The SOCT was very pleased with our help with just a few months to get ready. The SOCT has already asked the CEA to come back for many years to come and we are committed to be there for Special Olympics. Thank you to all the Volunteers who came to the event.