July 22, 2022
Special Summer Programs

The Sports Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.

Dear Friends of the Sports Association,
As we continue with our action packed summer, we are excited to announce some additional special programs including: Pickleball Open Play sessions, Waterski Clinics,  Sled Hockey Clinic, the Ken Murphy Memorial Open Golf Tournament and the inaugural Gaylord Bullseye Classic!  All the information on these events is below. 
A downloadable version of our summer calendar is also available here!
We hope to see you at an upcoming program!  For any questions or more information, give us a call at 203-284-2772 or email at sports@gaylord.org.
All the best,
The Gaylord Sports Association
Sled Hockey Clinic 
Intersted in trying Sled Hockey? This is your opportunity! Join us for a Sled Hockey Clinic at Northford Ice Pavilion where you will have the opportunity to learn about and try the sport. Sled Hockey is a sit-down version of hockey, played by individuals whose disability
prevents them from playing stand-up hockey. Players use their arms with two sticks to power themselves on the ice with specially designed sleds, and most of the standard rules of hockey apply. This clinic will include instruction on the sport, getting fit into a sled
and on-ice time to learn basic skating techniques and practice skills. We will have all equipment available including sleds, sticks, helmets and protective gear. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners and those with hockey or sled hockey experience. Interested volunteers or able-bodied players are also welcome to attend! Attendees will have an opportunity to meet players and coaches and learn about the Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team. 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Northford Ice Pavilion
Northford, CT 
Pre-registration is required. Call or email us to register.
Waterski Clinics
Adaptive Waterski Clinics are back!  These clinics offer participants the opportunity to try, learn, and progress in this fast and exciting water sport. Instruction is provided by USA Waterski Certified instructors, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, and expert water skiers. We welcome both new and experienced skiers to enjoy a day of water skiing. New participants must provide an MD note. All participants must pass a water safety test, and meet all essential eligibility requirements. For more information on eligibility, please see the FAQ's on our webpage or give us a call!  Eligibility is also detailed in the registration form.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pachaug Pond
Griswold, CT
To apply to participate, please complete the online registration form.
Pickleball Open Play Sessions
Join the Sports Association for Pickleball Open Play sessions. This easy and fun paddle sport is adaptable to all ability levels, including standing or wheelchair players.  The sessions will provide equipment, instruction, skills practice and game play.  Sport wheelchairs may be reserved if needed.  
Sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Pre-registration is required. Call or email us to register.
Gaylord Bullseye Classic 

Join us for our inaugural Archery Tournament - the Gaylord Bullseye Classic!

This fun competion is an opportunity to test your archery skills against others of a similar ability level. The tournament is based on USA Archery Para Competition rules. There will be a 30 arrow individual scoring round at 18 meters followed by a team round if time allows. This tournament is for athletes with a physical disability or visual impairment who have demonstrated the ability to shoot independently (with or without modification). Come join us for an afternnon of friendly competition!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00PM


Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

South Lawn

Wallingford, CT


Pre-registration is required. Call or email us to register.

Ken Murphy Memorial Open Golf Tournament 
The KMMO Golf Tournament is back! This annual 9-hole golf tournament provides an opportunity for individuals with a physical disability or a visual impairment to compete in a friendly competition against other golfers with similar ability levels. The tournament is for golfers who are able to golf independently (with or without adaptations) for 9-holes at a reasonable rate of play. The tournament awards prizes to the lowest scoring pair and for contests, such as closest to the pin. An awards luncheon is included in this fun morning of golf!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
The Farms Country Club
Wallingford, CT
Tournament Fee: $20
To register, please complete the online application form using the link below. 
Please contact us with questions or for more information! 
Program Registration 
Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please contact us with questions or to register by emailing sports@gaylord.org or by calling 203-284-2772.  To maintain as safe an enviroment as possible, COVID-19 protocols will be used for all attendees, staff and volunteers. All participants will be screened for COVID-19 upon entering Gaylord Hospital. Surgical style face masks are required for indoor programs within the hospital. Face masks are not required for outdoor programs. Clinics will have a maximum number of participants per session. Some programs have essential eligibility requirements for safety. Cost is FREE unless otherwise noted.
About Our Program
The Gaylord Sports Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.  We are a program of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, located in  Wallingford, CT. We are a proud chapter member of Move United. We serve adults ages 16 and up with physical disability or visual impairment and welcome new members to join us. For more information, please visit our webpage, call us at 203-284-2772 or email sports@gaylord.org.
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PO Box 400, Wallingford, CT, 06492