WHO: Since the inception of the "Games" in 1979, more than 50,000 amateur master athletes have participated. The Connecticut Masters' Games is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum the initiates and encourages camaraderie through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
WHAT: The Connecticut Masters' Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) is the largest masters amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for athletes ages 30 through 90+. The "Games" are now in their 38th year of uniting Connecticut's residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Connecticut Masters' Games is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
WHERE: The "Games" will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2016. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
WHEN: April 1, 8, 9, May 7, 13, 20, 21 and June 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2017.
PARTICIPANTS: More than 1,700+ participants, 300+ volunteers and 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2017 Connecticut Masters' Games representing over 15 states throughout the United States. Participants range from 30 to 90+ years of age.
MORE THAN JUST A GAMES: Personal Development, Sportsmanship, Physical Fitness, Teamwork, Volunteerism.
The CT Masters' Games, through the venue of competitive sports, seek to contribute positively to the physical, mental and emotional growth of our master and senior athletes. We believe that participation in athletics provides opportunities to strengthen the qualities of leadership, hard work, self confidence and mental and physical toughness. Competitive athletics lays the foundation for positive lifelong habits that contribute to a healthy life style and teaches teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others. The CT Masters' Games include participants from all religious, racial and socio economic groups contributing to a truly statewide Connecticut event.
The Connecticut Masters' Games, a Divison of the Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc. is a registered 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization, a member of the National Senior Games Association and the Offical State Games of Connecicut!