Larry D

2023 Winter Sports Signups (Alpine, Snowshoeing & Cross Country)

It’s been a VERY long time since we have trained for Winter Sports, and we are getting ready to start up again in January 2023 – Fridays and Sundays during January and February are our days to practice – Sunday for Alpine Skiing and Friday for Snowshoeing / Cross Country.

So, it’s time to register for 2023 Winter Sports Season (Alpine Skiing / Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing), we have to let Special Olympics CT know how many we will have training and competing. 

Our Alpine sports registration is due to the State office by November 30, so that gives us about 3 weeks to gather all of the information.

  • Alpine Practices will be starting on Sunday January 8, 2023 at Powder Ridge Mountain – please check our calendar of events for any updates of dates and times ( 
  • Snowshoe/Cross Country practices will be starting on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Oxford Center School – please check our calendar of events for any updates of dates and times ( 

2023 Special Olympics CT Winter Games will be held March 4 & 5 2023. 

Competition will be ONLY ONE DAY – We don’t know which day yet!

If you will not be available that weekend or are unable to make either of those days, then you should select “TRAINING ONLY”





Unified Partners and coaches please sign up also, so we are sure we have enough help and that you will be registered

** CERTIFIED COACHES: if you plan on helping at competition, please select “COMPETING” on the registration forms.      

Practices will be held on Sunday evenings at Powder Ridge. (CHECK the OSO CALENDAR IN DECEMBER FOR UPDATES)  

(Depending on how many slots/tickets we are allotted – If you are signing up for “Training Only” there is NO GUARANTEE that you will be allowed to train.)       

You may train in multiple sports, but since the competition is on the same weekend, you will have to choose ONLY 1 sport to compete in. 

If you would like to train in multiple sports then you will need to fill out both forms if that is the case.

Please select the sport you will be training/competing in and click the proper link below:

1)      Alpine -> (This form NEEDS to be filled out by Tuesday November 30th – there will be NO LATE ENTRIES)

2)      Snowshoe/X Country ->

Can’t hurt to say this again… Depending on the number of Slots/Lift Tickets we are allotted, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to “TRAIN ONLY” in Alpine. (We also need to make sure we have enough coaches for each sport.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

2022 OSO Holiday Party Registration

Save the date and register for the 2022 OSO Holiday Party. 


2022 Holiday Party at Heritage Hotel – THURSDAY December 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

You must register by Wednesday, November 30, 2022

(Registration will close Tuesday 11/30/2022 around midnight (or earlier if we reach the maximum capacity of 150), so please sign up early)

We will be limiting attendance to ACTIVE members of Oxford Special Olympics and their immediate families. “Active” members have trained, competed or volunteered with Oxford Special Olympics within the past season(s).

There will be no charge to attend, but it will cost approximately $50 per person.  Please consider your sign up as a commitment to attend, as we will be responsible for the cost regardless, so please only register if you are positive that you can attend. (If you register and then realize you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible.)

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We are very fortunate to have found a benefactor 

(American Lecithin Company ) 

and we would like to continue our theme of “PAY IT FORWARD”, 

so instead of charging everyone who is attending, 

we would like to ask you to bring an UNWRAPPED TOY for “Toys for Tots” 

(Toys for ages 10+ are greatly appreciated).

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THIS IS A SEMI-FORMAL Party and APPROPRIATE attire is expected.


There will be a Photo Booth, Music, Buffet Dinner and Dessert! (Possibly even a “visitor” from the North Pole!)


If you are not registered, then you will be unable to come to the party.

We have created an online signup form for our holiday party – Please fill out the form for EACH PERSON that will be attending the Oxford Special Olympics Holiday Party.

You should receive an email confirmation after submitting the form (to the email address you enter on the form). (Check your junk mail if you don’t receive it)

Golf/Croquet last night cancelled 9/5/2017

Hello All,,
We just found out that Oxford Greens will be repaving their parking lot tomorrow and the facilities will be closed.
It was scheduled to be our last practice, but unfortunately we have to CANCEL.

Golfers who will be competing on Sunday – If you do not have a Green Oxford Collared shirt, please let us know so that we can bring one on Sunday.

Unified Golfers: (tee times will be sent out by the end of the week)
1) Mark Bruce / Gerry Sullivan
2) Anthony Capinera / AJ Aldrich
3) Stephen Cuthbert / Chris Sutay
4) Allen Howell / Mike Florence
5) Stephen Stone / Al Washicko

Individual Golfers: (The following have all signed up for competition on 9/10/2017)
1) Brian Barakat
2) Matthew Beland
3) John Bencivengo
4) Kyle Bertolini
5) Peter Dietz
6) Derek Knapik
7) Meredith Lohne
8) Thomas Luciani
9) George Meier
10) Douglas Novitski
11) Trisha Paradis
12) Kristen Pendziwater
13) Bradford Rowland
14) Robert Saddler
15) Zakarai Schneider
16) Damian Valenzky
17) Tommy Vanderheiden
18) Joseph Verrilli

Please plan to arrive by 12:30 – there is no parking at Sleeping Giant, so you MUST take the shuttle
This year parking for golf teams, spectators and volunteers will be at Quinnipiac University main campus, commuter lot. There will be 5 mini buses to shuttle teams to and from Sleeping Giant Golf Course.

For all Croqueters, we will have more information available next week – the competition is 9/23/2017 at Ocean House in Rhode Island

Larry Doherty
Volunteer Sports Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics