The New Britain Rock Cats will be hosting a fund raising night to benefit the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT) on July 15, 2010. The Rock Cats, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, will take on the Portland Sea Dogs of the Boston Red Sox.
In addition to all the regular baseball fun the Rock Cats serve up, come out and enjoy Family Fun Night and support people with intellectual disabilities. Tickets are only $5.00 with half the proceeds going to the Special Olympics of Connecticut. Anyone who orders their tickets through SOCT will get free popcorn. There are two ways to order. Contact Jackie Turro of the SOCT at 860-887-1555 extension 502 or by email at [email protected] Tickets can also be purchased through Sergeant Don Crabtree of the Wethersfield Police Department and Law Enforcement Torch Run by calling 860-721-2717 or by email at [email protected] The gates will open at 5:35 pm and the game starts at 7:05 pm.
The Special Olympics of Connecticut is a statewide organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities increase their self esteem and physcial health through athletics. It is open to anyone with an intellectual disability regardless of skill level. The mission of the Special Olympics of Connecticut is:
to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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There are many ways to get involved with SOCT including volunteering with different teams and events. For those who are interested in donating, there are many ways to participate in fundraisers, as well as opportunities to donate online. SOCT also has an online store which carries a full line of hats, shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories. For more information about the Special Olympics and ways to get involved go to their website.
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