Fund raiser to help Bristol Special Olympics

Online donations to support nine Special Olympics Connecticut local programs including Bristol will be accepted May 6 and 7 through the GIVE LOCAL Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills campaign. Special Olympics Connecticut accredited local programs serve athletes of all abilities in their communities, year-round, and are organized and run by local volunteers. Special Olympics local programs enrich the lives of hometown athletes by providing athletic training and competition opportunities and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people through sport.

To find out more about the GIVE LOCAL campaign and make a donation May 6and 7, visit To find out more about Special Olympics Connecticut, visit, or call Marc Mercadante at 203 230-1201, ext.  249 or

The GIVE LOCAL Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills campaign is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Connecticut Community Foundation as part of a nationwide giving event, Give Local America.

From noon on Tuesday, May 6 through noon on Wednesday, May 7, accredited Special Olympics programs, including Bristol’s, will receive 94% of every donation made through the campaign. These programs will also receive a percentage of national and local matching funds.

This year’s campaign will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the GIVE LOCAL campaign and benefit nonprofits in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.