2014 CT Masters' Games
 
In This Issue
UnitedHealthcare
What is the CT Masters' Games
2013 Sport Offerings Schedule
How To Register
Giving Opportunities
Bring a Buddy Program
2015 National Senior Games

Hosted by:
The City of New Britain
CONNECTICUT MASTERS' GAMES 
Brought To You By UnitedHealthcare
Hosted by the City of New Britain
 
Registration is NOW Open! 
 
The 35th Annual Connecticut Masters' Games will be held on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th in New Britain. Some sport competitions will be outside the main dates (May 17 & 18). Please check your specific sport schedule for your dates! Please click here for full listing of sports and dates. 
 
The 2014 Masters' Games offer 15 great events to compete in and the top three finishers in each age group will qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

 

Connecticut is an open state. Out of state residents are welcomed to compete in the CT "Games". 

 

2014 will mark our 35th Anniversary and the "Games" will once again be hosted by the City of New Britain. Well over 1,500 amateur master athletes between the ages of 30 and 90 years old will converge on the New Britain to go for Gold, make new friends and learn valuable life lessons through athletics. 

 

We encourage you to "Get Involved" as a volunteer, official, participant, sponsor or supporter of the best masters event around!

 

 

  

 

 *** UNITEDHEALTHCARE ***

 

The Masters' Games is Connecticut's largest Olympic-style sporting event for amateur athletes ages 30 and over. In 2013, more than 1,300 athletes from Connecticut and neighboring states competed in 15 different sport competitions. UnitedHealthcare's support enables the Connecticut Masters' Games to continue to enrich the lives of adult athletes in Connecticut with the spirit of sport and wellness.

 

UnitedHealthcare (www.uhc.com) is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers.

 

The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

 

*** WHAT IS THE CT MASTERS' GAMES *** 

 

Who: The Connecticut Masters' Games is a 501(c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness 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 amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut 
 for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 35th year of uniting Connecticut's residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  We are a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

 

Where: The "Games" will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2014. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

 

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2014 Connecticut Masters' Games. Participants range from 30 to 80+ years of age. Since the inception of the Connecticut Masters' Games in 1979, more than 40,000 amateur masters athletes have participated in the "Games".   

 

MISSION OF THE "GAMES"

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities 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 amateur master athletes. 
 
  

 

*** 2014 SPORT OFFERING & DATES *** 

 

The "Games" are open competition that any interested athlete can enter. Out of state participants are welcomed. 

  

2014 Sport Offerings, Dates, and Locations:

 

SportDateLocation
Saturday, May 17 
Hungerford Park, New Britain
Badminton TournamentTBATBA
Basketball 3-on-3 TournamentMen - Saturday, May 17
Women - Saturday, May 18
New Britain High School
Bowling TournamentSunday, May 18Apple Valley Bowl, Plantsville
Cycling Competition Sunday, May 18Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
Golf TournamentSaturday. June 14
Stanley Golf Course, New Britain

Pickleball Tournament
Wednesday, May 21, Thursday, May 22, &
Friday, May 23

Ridgefield Park and Rec Center
Racquetball TournamentSaturday, May 10 
North Haven Health and Racquet
TBABlue Trail Rifle Range
Slow Pitch Softball TournamentMen - June 7 to June 11
Women -TBA
Various Locations
Swim MeetSunday, May 18Central Connecticut State University, New Britain 
Table Tennis Tournament
Saturday, April 12Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Club, East Hartford
Tennis TournamentSaturday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
New Britain High School
Track & Field MeetSaturday, May 17Plainville High School
Volleyball TournamentSaturday, April 26CT Sportsplex, Woodbridge

 

 

 

 *** HOW TO REGISTER ***

 

Online Registration is Now Open! 

Hard Copy Registration will Open February 1st.  

 

How to Enter a Team:
To be considered for the Connecticut Masters' Games, a team must submit a Team Entry Packet, which consists of the following:

  1. Please click here to register online now!

Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2014.

Age Groups:
30-39*  40-49*    50-54    55-59    60-64    65-69    70-74    75-79    80-84    85-89    90+


Enter an Individual:
The Connecticut Masters' Games is an OPEN TOURNAMENT / COMPETITION that any Connecticut or out of state athlete can enter! 

  1.  Please click here to Register Online Now!

  

 

 *** GIVING OPPORTUNITIES ***

 

20th Annual Director's Club Banquet 
  - Thursday, February 27th 
  - Aqua Turf Club, Southington 
  - Attendance Approximation: 300+

22nd Annual Spring Golf Scramble
  - Monday, May 12th
  - Stanley Golf Course, New Britain
  - Attendance Approximation: 145+ Golfers

6th Annual $10,000 Raffle 
  - Monday, October 13th 
  - Hosted by the ShopRite of Wallingford 
  - Available Raffle Tickets: 300

We encourage you become involved as part of our "Family of Sponsors" and help support our efforts in the community to "Recognize and Reward Active Adults Engaging in Healthy Activities." Please click on the picture below to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities!


   

 

 *** BRING A BUDDY PROGRAM***

 

Back by Popular Demand: 
Bring a Buddy Program
In an effort to increase the competitive integrity of the Connecticut Masters' Games, we are offering the "Bring a Buddy" Program. The "Bring a Buddy" Program was such a success in 2013; we're offering the program once again. It not only achieved the aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The "Bring a Buddy"  program does not apply to Cycling, Golf, or Softball.
How it works:
"Bring a Buddy": Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:
Individual Sport:
  • Athlete #1 Badminton Fee $35.00
  • "Buddy" Badminton Fee $17.50 (1/2 the price)
  • Total $52.50
  • Each participant pays $26.25
  • Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling or Golf due to associated costs.
Team Sport:
  • Team #1 Basketball Fee $200.00
  •  "Buddy" Team Fee $100.00 (1/2 the price)
  • Total $300.00
  • Each TEAM pays $150.00
  • Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Softball Teams due to associated costs and the co-sponsored tournament with SSUSA.
In order to qualify as a "Buddy" athlete, the "Buddy" cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Buddy Program Online Registration:
  • When registering online, athlete #1 needs to register for their event first and pay the full amount.
  • Athlete #1 will give their ID number that is provided during registration to athlete #2.
  • Once athlete #2 has athlete #1's ID number, they will enter the number in registration when it asks for the Buddy ID number.
  • Athlete #2's registration fee will be half off the posted amount. 
PLEASE NOTE:
  • The "Buddy" program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her "Buddy"
  • The "Buddy" program does NOT apply to Cycling, Golf, or Softball because of the associated costs to run the events!

  

 

 *** NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES***

 

2015 National Senior Games
Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
July 3-16
 
The 2014 Masters' Games offer 15 great events to compete in and top three finishers of each age group will qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games hosted by Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  
Around 12,000 master athletes from across the country will compete for the Gold in Minnesota. 
Will you be one of them?

The CT Masters' Games, a Division 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 Official State Masters' & Senior Games of Connecticut 

 

Connecticut Masters' Games Office:

ryan@ctmastersgames.org

 

We appreciate your support of the "Games" and hope to see you this May & June for our 35th Anniversary of offering the largest Masters' Olympic-style multi-sport event in Connecticut. 
 

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