STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Maya Todrin will be the guest of honor Monday at the ninth annual Fairfield County Sports Commission and Special Olympics Connecticut Sports Night Awards Dinner.
Todrin is set to be honored during the awards dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, at the Hyatt Regency of Greenwich, according to a news release. Todrin, a Stamford resident and a student at The Winston Preparatory School, has been selected to represent Connecticut at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in June, according to the release. Todrin is set to compete at the games in tennis.
"She will receive a special recognition award at Sports Night that is sponsored by the Darien Sport Shop," representatives said in the release. "Special Olympics Unified Sports brings athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together to play sports, gain physical fitness, develop friendships and demonstrate appreciation and respect for each other both on and off the playing field."
Todrin has trained at the Darien Lions Club local Special Olympics program for the last two years, according to the release, and this summer she won a gold medal in Unified doubles at the Special Olympics Connecticut's Summer Games in New Haven.
"Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field," according to the release.
Partner sponsors include Adams Hometown Markets, IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power, Yankee Gas, Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE, according to the release.
Year-round suppliers include Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graebel Connecticut, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising, according to the release.