Shorts for Sports Dress-Down Day to benefit Special Olympics

The first annual Special Olympics Connecticut Shorts for Sports® Dress-Down Day will take place at workplaces and schools across the state on Friday, May 20.

Participants will be granted the privilege of wearing shorts (or jeans or casual attire) to the office or school that day in exchange for their $5 donation to Special Olympics Connecticut. Each will receive a Shorts for Sports® sticker as a thank you and to show others they support Special Olympics.

To get your company or school involved, email or call 203-230-1201, ext. 270 for details. We recommend you contact the human resources director at your company or principal or student activities director at your school to organize this fundraiser.

About Special Olympics Connecticut

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 13,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports ® partners - their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (

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