EIN 23-7099756

Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT)

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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitn...
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Program areas at SOCT

Special Olympics Connecticut (soct) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We served 9,875 athletes and partners throughout the state through local, regional and state programs. This year, soct hosted over 292 tournaments and competitions in 30 different sports. We pride ourselves on contributing to the lifelong physical, social, and personal development of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the state, offering many vital non-competition programs such as unified sports fitness clubs, which combine athletes with and without intellectual disabilities in the same clubs to participate in a variety of fitness activities. The athlete leadership program (alps), which allows our athletes the opportunity to be trained in communication and presentation skills and, in turn, serve as spokesperson for the organization; the healthy athletes program which is designed to help our athletes improve their overall health and fitness by receiving a variety of health services conducted by certified clinicians; and the young athletes program which focuses on developing gross and fine motor skills, eye/hand coordination and skills necessary for these children with intellectual disabilities to complete in Special competition once they reach age 8. Total donated goods and services of $2,107,317 supported these programs initiatives.
Summer games - 3,229 athletes and partners from across the state trained and completed in the olympic-style summer games sports of athletics: track & field, cycling, aquatics, soccer, and tennis. Athletes also participated in the healthy athletes' program, designed to help improve their overall conducted on-site at southern Connecticut state university throughout the duration of sports competition is broken up into 7 major categories; Special smiles, healthy hearing, opening eyes, fun fitness, healthy promotions, fit five, and fit feet. Total donated goods and services of $232,777 supported these program initiatives.
Winter games - 619 athletes and partners from across the state trained and completed in the olympic-style winter sports of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, alpine skinning, snowboarding, figure and speed skating, curling, floor hockey and gymnastics. Athletes also received free health promotions and fun fitness screenings as part of our healthy athletes' program. Total donated goods and services of $191,702 supported these initiatives.
Unified sports holiday classic - 2,777 athletes and partners from across the state trained and competed in the olympic-style sports of basketball, bowling, power lifting, and volleyball. Athletes also received free dental screening as part of the "Special smiles" segment and stressed counseling as part of the "strong minds" segment of our healthy athletes' program, respectively. Total donated goods and services of $48,577 supported.

Grants made by SOCT

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL)Unified Sports$33,000

Who funds Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Special OlympicsProgram Assistance$851,422
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$99,923
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$63,504
...and 58 more grants received totalling $1,394,303

Personnel at SOCT

Michael B MasonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$181,662
Amber TencicChief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
Kristen MengoldVice President , Advancement / Vice President Advancement$105,839
Marc MercadanteVice President , Sports and Local Programs
Nari BoodhooDirector , Finance
...and 19 more key personnel

Financials for SOCT

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,215,320
Program services$183,597
Investment income and dividends$163,880
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$984
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-108,546
Net income from fundraising events$868,955
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$60,120
Total revenues$5,384,310

Form 990s for SOCT

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-08-08990View PDF
2021-122022-09-21990View PDF
2020-122021-09-13990View PDF
2019-122020-12-03990View PDF
2018-122019-09-20990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 31 new grant, including a grant for $851,422 from Special Olympics
August 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $7,000 from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - 42 Local Union
January 27, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 13 new personnel
November 6, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Sports competitionsSports organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
Fundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
2666 State St 1
Hamden, CT 06517
Metro area
New Haven-Milford, CT
Website URL
(203) 230-1201
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N70: Amateur Sports Competitions
NAICS code, primary
713990: Amateur Sports, Youth Sports, and Recreational Services
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