Online donations to support nine Special Olympics Connecticut local programs including Bristol, Cheshire, LARC, Oxford, Naugatuck, New Milford, Southbury, Waterbury and Watertown Special Citizens will be accepted May 6 and 7 through the GIVE LOCAL Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills campaign.
Special Olympics Connecticut accredited local programs serve athletes of all abilities in their communities, year-round, and are organized and run by local volunteers. Special Olympics local programs enrich the lives of hometown athletes by providing athletic training and competition opportunities and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people through sport.
The GIVE LOCAL Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills campaign is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Connecticut Community Foundation as part of a nationwide giving event, Give Local America.
From noon on Tuesday, May 6 through noon on Wednesday, May 7, accredited Special Olympics programs in eligible towns will receive 94% of every donation made through the campaign. These programs will also receive a percentage of national and local matching funds.
This year’s campaign will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the GIVE LOCAL campaign and benefit nonprofits in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.
These nine Local Programs provides sports training and competition opportunities to 1,240 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their Unified Sports® partners, including 134 athletes who participate in four sports with the Special Olympics Cheshire program.