General Information

The Connecticut Senior Games is a multi-sport festival of Olympic-style competition for Connecticut’s senior amateur athletes. Anyone turning fifty years old in the 2006 calendar year will be eligible to compete in the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games. The Connecticut Senior Games are an open state and welcome all participants to come to Connecticut to compete.

The Games are endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, and recognized by the National Senior Games Association and the United States Olympic Committee as the official Senior Games of Connecticut. The Connecticut Senior Games is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation governed by a thirty-five member Board of Directors. 

Mission Statement

• To recognize & reward Connecticut Senior residents / athletes who have chosen to participate in the Connecticut Senior Games, that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.

• To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.

• To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut senior athletes.

• To promote better overall health and fitness among senior citizens.

Registration Information

Entry Fees: All individual Sports will be $30.00 (Golf is $75).  The $30.00 registration fee includes multiple events within a sport.  Please see below for the Team Sport fee structure. Due to the rising costs in securing the highest quality facilities and running a first-class event for the Senior Games, a slight increase of only five dollars in the registration fees has been implemented.

After the Friday, May 26th Registration Deadline has passed, the Connecticut Senior Games office will mail out a schedule, directions and all other important information regarding your sport to all registered athletes. 
If you are participating in a sport that is outside of the June 1st – June 4th Senior Games please see your sport(s) information about other registration deadlines.

FOR ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN MORE THAN ONE SPORT PLEASE DEDUCT $5.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL SPORT FROM THE TOTAL ENTRY FEE.

How to Register

To be considered for the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet, which consists of a properly completed Team Roster, a properly completed Athlete Entry Form and Signed Waiver for each athlete and coach on the team and ONE CHECK covering the entire team fee. 

All Connecticut Senior Games registration forms must be received by Friday, May 26th. You can make the check or money order payable to the Connecticut Senior Games and please send with the Official Registration Form and Waiver to:
Connecticut Senior Games
290 Roberts St. Suite 301
East Hartford, CT 06108

Age Cut Off Date

Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31st, 2006.  If you are turning fifty in the calendar year of 2006, you are eligible to compete in the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games.

Special Dates

• The 2006 Connecticut Senior Games Badminton tournament will be held on Saturday, May 20th at the Academy of the Holy Family in Baltic, CT. All registration forms must be received by Wednesday, May 10th. (No-onsite registration)

• The 2006 Connecticut Senior Games Table Tennis tournament will be held Sunday, May 21st at the Riverview Hospital in Middletown, CT. All pre-registration forms must be received by Monday, May 15th. (Onsite Registration is available)

• The 2006 Connecticut Senior Games Horseshoes tournament will be held Saturday, May 27th at Central Connecticut Horseshoe Club in East Hartford, CT. All registration forms must be received by Monday, May 15th. All pre-registration forms must be received by Monday, May 22nd. (Onsite Registration is available)

Senior Athlete Social

“Kick off” the Games at the Senior Athlete Social! Free cookout, raffle and giveaways. All Senior Games participants and family members are cordially invited to the 2006 Senior Athlete Social. The Senior Athlete Social will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Friday, June 2nd at the Trinity College Field House. Entertainment / Great Food / Fun / Raffle & Door Prizes!!!!

Uniform Distribution

You can pick up your Connecticut Senior Games T-shirt / uniform at the following locations:

• Senior Athlete Social – Friday, June 2nd at Trinity College Field House

• At your sports location / site / venue the day of your event(s)

*Team Sport athletes may wear their own uniforms during competition.

Hotel Accommodations

The Connecticut Senior Games office has secured special rates for Connecticut Senior Games participants and family members traveling to Hartford on June 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  The East Hartford Holiday Inn has secured a special rate for Connecticut Senior Games participants and family members.  To secure hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Hotel, East Hartford, please call (860) 528 9611.

Holiday Inn, East Hartford
363 Roberts St
East Hartford, CT 06108
860 528 9611

2006 Age Groups

50-54    55-59    60-64    65-69    70-74    75-79    80-84    85-89    90+

* Please note that if you will be playing a sport with a partner each of you must fill out a registration form and indicate on the registration form your partners name and age.

2007 National Senior Games

National Senior Games 2007                                                                                                                                          

The 2007 National Senior Games will be held June 22- July 8, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information contact: Ray Hoyt, Executive Director,
Phone: 502-893-1940     Fax 502-893-2978  
Email rhoyt@gotolouisville.com
Website: http://www.2007seniorgames.org        

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Medical Insurance:

Each participant must be covered by his / her personal insurance policy. The Connecticut Senior Games provides a supplemental policy only.

Senior Athlete of the Year

The Connecticut Senior Games, in an effort to recognize extraordinary male and female senior athletes, have developed the Senior Athlete of the Year Award. This award will be given to an athlete that the Connecticut Senior Games Athlete of the Year Committee feels has demonstrated the following: outstanding sportsmanship, participation in athletic programs and development, tremendous attitude and effort, the reason or motivation for being involved in sports and any special attributes or circumstances.

If you would like to nominate a special athlete for the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games Athlete of the Year please contact Dan Larson at (860) 528-4588.

Weather Policy

Sports using outdoor sites are weather dependent. Contests will be conducted unless Connecticut Senior Games officials determine weather conditions to be potentially dangerous or if the playing fields would incur significant damage. Schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted on the Connecticut Senior Games web-site www.seniorgamesct.org. NO refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds of entry fees with the following exceptions:

• Entries received after entry deadline
• Entries received after a maximum number of teams are bracketed or if there are not enough teams or individuals to form a division.

NO refunds will be permitted simply because an entrant fails to participate.
NO refunds will be given due to cancellation because of inclement weather.

Awards:

In the Olympic tradition, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event during the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games.

Conduct:

Participation in the Connecticut Senior Games as a player, coach or spectator privilege to be attained by meeting accepted standards of good sportsmanship and appropriate conduct. The Connecticut Senior Games reserves right to disqualify any player, coach or spectator from further participation in the Connecticut Senior Games for inappropriate conduct including, but not limited to, the following:

• Unsportsmanlike or disorderly behavior

• False representation of age or eligibility

Athletes and coaches are responsible for knowing, understanding, and following all rules, policies, and code of conduct for their sport. Any player or coach who is ejected from a contest shall, as a minimum penalty, be ineligible to participate in the next contest for that team.

Registration dates vary by sport. Prior to these dates, athletes may be added or removed from a roster by notifying the Connecticut Senior Games. After the registration deadline, participants will receive a final packet including: sport schedule, directions, Senior Athlete Social details, and other information important to the 2006 Connecticut Senior Games.

Volunteers Needed for the 2006 CT Senior Games

What does it take to host an event like the Connecticut Senior Games?  It takes, of course, the VOLUNTEER!  The volunteer is the cornerstone to the success of the Connecticut Senior Games and the senior games movement. The Connecticut Senior Games would not be able to operate efficiently without the services of hundreds of volunteers that graciously give up their time and energy to help run a first class event. The 2006 Connecticut Senior Games need the assistance of volunteers to help run our event. Volunteers range from officials, coaches, site directors, game administrators, and our Head Quarters Staff.  Volunteers can pick the area/sport they would like to be involved with.  No previous training is required, except for contest officials.  Volunteers who devote three hours or more of their time will receive a Connecticut Senior Games t-shirt.  In addition, you’ll receive the satisfaction of knowing you were an integral part of making the Connecticut Senior Games a success!  To volunteer please fill out the volunteer form and send to:

Connecticut Senior Games
290 Roberts St.
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 528 4588
Fax: (860) 291 8032
Email: Dan@nutmegstategames.org