Special Olympics Groton
Become an Athlete:
Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics Groton! Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from across the state who are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our community. Through sports, our athletes are realizing their abilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered as a result of their accomplishments. We offer 11 Olympic-style sports and opportunities to train and compete in sports year-round.
Please refer to our Eligibility Statement and Athletes Code of Conduct to find out more.
Become a Volunteer:
Special Olympics Connecticut could not exist today if not for the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Close to 100 volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams annually here in our state.
Who Can Become a Volunteer?
Our volunteers are students, seniors, business groups, professionals, civic organization members, families, amateur and professional athletes and coaches, to name a few. In other words, ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED! Apply today at https://www.soct.org/get-involved/become-volunteer/.
Sports offered through Special Olympics Groton:
Must be registered for Special Recreation to participate. Visit GrotonRec.com/Discover to get started.
Fall Festival: June-September - Bocce, Unified Sailing, Golf skills, Softball
Holiday Festival: September-November - Bowling, Unified volleyball
Winter Games: December-March - Floor Hockey, Basketball
Summer Games: Aquatics, Tennis Unified and traditional , Soccer Unified and traditional
Athlete medical and athlete release forms, Volunteer Class A, Volunteer Protective Behaviors, Coach Interest Form - https://www.soct.org/forms/