2022 OSO Golf & Croquet practice

The start date for the 2022 Golf and Croquet season is set for Tuesday July 12, 2022 at Oxford Greens Golf Course

Address99 Country Club Dr #1188, Oxford, CT 06478.

You MUST be preregistered using our online signup sheet (See Below) – that includes Unified Partners and Coaches/Volunteers. Even if you are only coming for “Training Only”, please use the online signup form, so that we will know how many participants we will have and can try to have enough volunteers. We will really need age appropriate Unified Partners.

If you don’t sign up using this form then you will not be eligible for COMPETITION – please note, you will receive a confirmation email with all of your responses, please double check.

Here is the link to register – Click on this Link and fill out the form to sign up for Golf or Croquet:  

You should receive a confirmation email with your responses to the form.

If you plan on attending the practices …. Please take the time to register online, Please select “TRAINING ONLY” if you do not plan to go to competition. 




WHAT TO WEAR: A collared shirt, dress shorts and sneakers or golf shoes with no metal spikes.  NO TEE SHIRTS AND NO JEANS ALLOWED ON GOLF COURSE!! 

RULES: Common sense prevails – No shouting or loud talking in vicinity of practice greens or tees – Golf courses are places that are typically quiet for the concentration of the participants – 

No swinging of golf clubs off of the practice tees or without the direction of your coach. Listen to your coach!! 



  1. Oxford Special Olympics will be training in two sports this season – Golf and Croquet Competition will be at the “2022 Special Olympics Connecticut Fall Sports Festival”. 
  • Golf Competition will be held at Sleeping Giant in Hamden on SUNDAY September 11, 2022. 
  • Croquet competition will be held at Ocean House in RHODE ISLAND either Saturday or Sunday September 17 air 18, 2022 (we will find out which day we compete at a later time). There will be a Unified Croquet Qualifier on Saturday August 20, 2022. 


  • FYI: Croquet competition is held OUT OF STATE IN RHODE ISLAND
  • It is a UNIFIED EVENT, which means athletes will be paired with a Unified Partner of equal ability and age. We will need unified partners to sign up for competition in order to form teams.
  • If we do not have partners of similar age and ability, then athletes will be able to train, but may not go to competition.
  • Special Olympics CT gives each local program an “allotment” of how many teams we are allowed to bring to competition, the last time we competed, we only had 8 teams, which means only 8 athletes were allowed to participate in competition along with 8 partners. We do not know the exact number that we will be able to bring this year, so it is very important to sign up for croquet competition EARLY.


  • Athletes will be signing up for Individual Skills competition, unless they have previously competed in “Unified Alternate Shot”. In order to be considered for Unified Competition the following rule shall apply (and is at the discretion of the Head Coaches) Alternate Shot Golf with a Unified Partner: 
  1. The standard for eligibility is for an athlete and Unified partner to have completed an Individual Skills Competition with a total score of at least 60 points. In addition, the athlete should score 10 points or more in at least four out of the six skills, with one of the four scores of 10 being in either the wood or iron shot. The athlete should also achieve a minimum of five points in the two skills that total less than 10. If the athlete is scoring above 100 in the ISC (minus the bunker shot), it is recommended that they begin participating in Level 2 competitions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Larry Doherty

Volunteer Sports Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics

2022 OSO Spring/Summer Signup

Hello All,

After a long hiatus of no in-person training, we will be starting up our Spring/Summer training with 2 outdoor sports.

Track & Field will be starting on Tuesdays beginning next Tuesday 4/12/22 6:00 pm at Oxford High School

Cycling will be starting on Thursdays beginning next Thursday 4/14/22 6:15 pm at Oxford Senior Center

Please use the following Signup sheet if you plan on attending the practices – VERY IMPORTANT!!!

You should receive an email confirmation after you submit the form.

Current Sports – Cycling / Track & Field

Oxford Special Olympics will be training in two (2) sports this Spring – Cycling and Track and Field.

Competition is EXPECTED to be at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games on June 3rd or 4th, 2022. (We are not sure of where or when – or EVEN “IF” – there will be competition, so we are playing everything “by ear” until we find out for sure)

All athletes, partners and volunteers will need their forms up to date; if you are new to Oxford, please make sure you have a VALID Medical form signed by a doctor AND a release form.

All athletes, partners and volunteers will need their forms up to date; if you are new to Oxford, please make sure you have a VALID Medical form signed by a doctor AND a release form.

Links to MANDATORY Forms on Special Olympics CT website:

Athlete Medical:
ADULT Athlete Release:
MINOR Athlete Release:

Volunteers also need updated Volunteer and Unified Partner Forms.
All Forms can be found on the Special Olympics website:


Larry Doherty

Return to Activities 2021 (and Pizza/Ice Cream Social)

Hello Everyone,It’s been a while… here’s hoping you are all healthy and keeping busy.

We will be returning to activity next week – and will be hosting a Pizza/Ice Cream Social NEXT Friday July 9 starting at 6:00pm

Riverside Firehouse
151 Coppermine Road
Oxford, CT 06478

*** You must already be registered with Oxford Special Olympics in order to join us at this event. *** (Forms are available on our website and Special Olympics CT website )

We do need you to RSVP so we know how much to order – and we also need you to fill out an online survey.

If you do not fill out the survey then please do not RSVP to the social, as we need to know some pertinent information that is included in the survey.

AGAIN, you MUST fill out the online survey before you RSVP to the social.
OSO Return To Activity 2021 Survey

Everyone Attending (Including Athletes, Family members, staff, Volunteers) any and all activities must fill out a Covid-19 Waiver and Release form for Special Olympics CT – here is the link:

This waiver form is MANDATORY and will be filed with Special Olympics CT – if you do not fill it out, you are not eligible to attend any events.

Please fill it out and bring it with you to the social (we will have copies for anyone who FORGETS to fill it out.
Going forward, we will be following Special Olympics CT and CDC guidelines for all events

OSO Current Plan- Oxford Special Olympics will be doing TRAINING ONLY for the next few months – we will revisit this in September to see how our program will proceed after that.We will not be following the traditional schedule for organized sports (that means No Golf and No Croquet)

We would like to add some extra activities like walking/hiking which can be done on weekends, but No schedule has been set yet!

Giving Thanks and Reflecting on what we are most thankful for…

November 2020

To all our OSO family and friends,

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, we are writing to let you know that even though this year has been “different”, we still have reasons to be thankful and grateful! We are thankful for our family and friends, and for each of you, and we all have many “little reasons” to be grateful each and every day.  

As many of you know, I am an ER nurse and have seen what this virus can do first hand, and it’s not even close to being over yet! I was diagnosed with Covid back in March, as was my brother Larry, my mother and several other family members. We have recovered from being sick, but there are so many aspects of this virus that we are all dealing with, whether or not you have gotten sick. Some have lost their jobs, some have been unable to see family and friends, some have been isolated by having to stay “remote”,  but through it all, we have stayed resilient and have found other ways to connect.  Just ask Coach Sean!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Sean Morley and Mary Beth Morley and their son, David (even their dog, Cleo) for keeping all the exercise zoom classes going each week during these crazy times. I’m sure everyone has been enjoying seeing and chatting with each other virtually. 

I know it has been too long since we have seen each other face to face, and many of us have been affected by the virus in a lot of different ways, but unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic we will NOT be meeting in person for quite some time. This was a very hard decision to make, because we know how much everyone misses being together, not only enjoying all the sports activities, but especially seeing all their friends and enjoying everyone’s company. But, we have decided to play it safe, and not take any chances with the spread of this virus. Therefore we will NOT be training in any winter sports (downhill skiing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing) this year and not competing in winter sports.

If anyone is interested in snowshoeing in your own backyard, we do have some snowshoes available for use. Just contact us and we can make arrangements for pick up.

We miss seeing everyone, but until we can assure everyone’s safety, and keep everyone healthy….. we will NOT be holding any in person Oxford Special Olympics events at this time.

So, until we meet again……. stay safe, wear your masks, wash your hands, and have a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a happy and HEALTHY New Year!

Love, MO

Mo (203) 305-3652 / Linda (203) 305-0796 / Sean (203) 314-9671 / Larry (203) 278-4632

Contact Information

Oxford Special Olympics

2020 Spring Training/Summer Games Signup

If you plan on participating in spring/training for the 2020 Summer Games competition, you will need to fill out the online signup sheet below.

Summer Games / Spring Training 2020

It is EXTREMELY important that you sign up if you plan on competing, since our registration is due on April 17 and that only gives us 2 weeks of practice before it is due.

The last day to register for competition will be Sunday April 5, 2020, so please fill this form out as soon as you get it. You should receive an email confirmation after you submit the form.

Only those that sign up for COMPETITION will be registered for the summer games.

It costs Oxford Special Olympics money for every athlete and partner that is registered for competition, so if you register for COMPETITION and don’t show, or change your mind, then we will be out that money, which isn’t fair to anyone. you are welcome to sign up for training only, just select your sport but don’t select “COMPETING” at the end.


Cycling / Swimming / Track & Field

Oxford Special Olympics will be training in three sports this Spring – Cycling, Track and Field, and Swimming – both Developmental and Advanced. Competition will be at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games on June 12-14, 2020.

You may train in ALL of the sports (so long as they aren’t happening at the same time), but must select only 1 for competition, since the competition will be held simultaneously on the same weekend. If you sign up for competition, then you are expected to attend all of the practices for that sport. If you have too many unexcused absences, then you will be scratched from competition.

All of the pertinent information is included on the form, so please READ IT CAREFULLY.

If you have any questions about signing up, please feel free to contact Larry.

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2019 OSO Bowling Signup

Bowling Season is starting September 24, 2019 and we have electronic signup forms (see link below). We REALLY need to know how many we will be having, so Partners and Volunteers please sign up also. (Unified Partners must have UNIFIED FORMS on file and if you plan on competing, please select COMPETITION)

We have to know how many lanes we will need, so if you don’t sign up using this form, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO BOWL. It’s VERY important that we know how many bowlers and partners we will have.

We will bowl for 9 weeks every Tuesday starting September 24, 2019 at 6:15 pm and go until November 19, 2019 – if you can’t make a practice, please LET US KNOW so we can take you off the roster for that week (it REALLY HELPS).

******** LAKEWOOD LANES 694 Lakewood Road, Waterbury, CT 06704 ********

If you are already a part of Oxford Special Olympics then Please click the following link to signup for bowling: (If you haven’t trained with Oxford Special Olympics, then please send an email to before signing up) (THE LAST DAY TO SIGNUP IS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18)

In lieu of a weekly fee, we ask each bowler to bring something for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank ( )to EVERY practice.

American Lecithin Company (, our incredibly generous sponsor, has agreed to cover all costs. OSO is one of the few programs in the state that is not charging participants to bowl.

Some suggestions:

  • Canned potatoes, canned vegetables (any kind), canned fruit (avoid glass!)
  • Tuna fish, baked beans, peanut butter
  • Progresso or Chunky canned soup, canned stew or chili
  • Cereal, instant oatmeal, boxed potatoes
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
  • Pasta, pasta sauce, mac ‘n cheese
  • Ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo
  • Cake mix, frosting
  • Paper towels, toilet paper
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream
  • Local supermarket gift cards!

Together we can make a difference in the lives of local families.

Check out our Calendar of Events for more info…

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