(Taken from a press release) Christopher Capobianco, of Milford, will be honored at the Special Olympics Connecticut Hall of Fame Dinner - Celebrating 45 Years of Memories on Wednesday, March 20, at the Aqua Turf Country Club, Plantsville.
The annual Hall of Fame event honors extraordinary athletes, volunteers and supporters who demonstrate leadership, spirit and selflessness, inspire joy through sport and promote inclusion and respect for individuals of all abilities. Tickets, which must be reserved in advance, are $25.00 per person and may be obtained by calling 203-230-1201, ext. 276 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is hosted and made possible through the generosity of the Bozzuto and Calvanese families. Registration will begin at 5 p.m.; the program at 6 p.m.
Christopher Capobianco will receive the Sheila Schmidt Award which is given to a volunteer who, through unselfish efforts, has made a significant impact on the entire organization.
Capobianco has volunteered with Special Olympics Connecticut for more than 15 years and is very active with the Special Olympics Trumbull program. His volunteer roles include director of the powerlifting competition at the Holiday Sports Classic state games, coach of the Trumbull powerlifting team and coach of the powerlifting team that represented Connecticut at the Special Olympics World Games in 1999. He also caddies for athletes at state and national golf competitions and assists with the track & field events at Special Olympics’ annual Summer Games.
In addition to volunteering, he participates in practices and competes in powerlifting, track & field, bowling and golf as a Unified Partner.
He also garners support for Special Olympics Connecticut by annually taking part in the organization’s Westport Penguin Plunge fundraiser – an event he has participated in since its inception.
Capobianco has four children who he’s brought to Special Olympics events over the years to instill in them the values of kindness and service to others. Now old enough to volunteer themselves, Capobianco’s children currently assist as scorers, medal presenters and Unified Partners at events, following in their father’s footsteps.