The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital supports disabled sports teams and clubs throughout Connecticut. The association encourages people with physical disabilities to participate in sports and to experience new sporting activities.
The Sports Association staff organizes and manages disabled sports teams, tournaments and Discovery Nights for many sports. Persons with physical disabilities are welcome to participate and join the teams.
The Sports Association is a proud member of Disabled Member of Disabled Sports USA.
Teaching clinics provide participants with a safe, supervised, supportive setting in which to learn or re-learn sports skills. Clinics include:
Discovery Nights introduce people with disabilities to a new sport through an educational demonstration from an expert in the field. Resources are also provided so people may independently pursue the sport. Topics include:
Gaylord Road Race
A five-mile road race for people of all ages and abilities, the Gaylord Road Race features a wheelchair championship race that begins and ends on the hospital's main campus in Wallingford. Trophies are awarded to the top three male and female winners in each category. Prizes go to the top overall finishers for men, women and wheelchair.
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