Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) hosted the Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) 2019 Summer Games Presented by United Technologies Corp. June 7-9. This year, Special Olympics celebrated its 51st anniversary – and UTC has proudly supported the competition for 42 of those years!
Over the course of weekend, more than 300 UTC volunteers from all business units – and their friends and family members – supported 2,000 athletes and their loved ones in attendance. A torch ceremony featuring competitors, local law enforcement, and WEE entertainers kicked off a weekend full of the games themselves; activities and cognitive exercises for athletes; health resources providing hearing and vision tests; and info sessions on reflexology and hygiene.
This year’s CT Summer Games welcomed Pratt & Whitney’s Hispanic Leadership Forum to the UTC Planning Committee and 60 student volunteers from East Hampton High School – a longtime supporter of UTC and the Games. Tizz Weber, senior director, Communications, Pratt & Whitney and Special Olympics board member, shared in her opening remarks that she was “…humbled and gratified to serve as a longtime volunteer and a member of the board of directors, but further still, to work for a company that is steadfast in its commitment to making a difference in the communities where its employees live and work.”
To learn more about UTC’s commitment to volunteerism and community engagement, visit the Investing in Our Communities page.