The Special Olympics Connecticut 2013 Holiday Sports Classic, presented by Pitney Bowes, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at venues in New Haven County. All events are free and open to the public.

It’s been a great run of practices and regional qualifying events during the past two months, and now more than 2,300 athletes and Unified partners are looking forward to matching their skills against their peers from across the state.

Sports and locations include:

Unified Sports Volleyball  at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven and James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven.

Traditional and Unified Sports Powerlifting at James Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven (Saturday only).

Unified Sports Basketball at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden.

Traditional and Unified Sports Bowling at AMF Lanes, 1717 Boston Post Road, Milford, and AMF Circle Lanes, 525 Main Street, East Haven.

All are encouraged to come out and cheer for the athletes. Volunteers are also still needed.

To find out more, visit soct.org, email specialolympicsct@soct.org or call 203-230-1201.

In addition to Pitney Bowes, event sponsors include the Connecticut Elks Association, IBM, LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation, Hubbell, and The Bigelow Tea Company. The New Haven Register and Clear Channel Community Access Radio are Media Sponsors.