HARTFORD, Conn. – More than 600 United Technologies’ employees, family and friends will volunteer this weekend as coaches, judges and medal presenters at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games.
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is presenting sponsor for this year’s Summer Games scheduled June 10-12, and has been supporting Special Olympics Connecticut for more than three decades.
The games’ opening ceremonies -- featuring athletes, speakers, entertainment and the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame -- will begin at 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 10, at Moore Field House at Southern Connecticut State University.
During the games, more than 2,000 athletes will compete in a variety of events including track and field, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, tennis and soccer. The competition will be held in three locations: Southern Connecticut State University, Yale University and Hamden Hall athletic fields.
Special Olympics Connecticut offers year-round competition in 26 different sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In 1977, a grant from United Technologies helped establish the first statewide competition. Since then, UTC employees have volunteered thousands of hours at the Summer Games and donated more than $2 million to support the annual event.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries. UTC’s products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.
For more information, visit www.soct.org.