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Susan Saint James Poker Tournament at Foxwoods Will Support Special Olympics, September 21


The 8th Annual Susan Saint James Poker Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut will take place on Sunday, September 21st at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Ledyard. Poker players of all skills – including amateurs – are encouraged to participate. All proceeds from the event will support local Special Olympics athletes in their year-round sports training and competitions. The tournament is limited to 120 players and the entry fee is $100, which includes $2,000 in chips and a post-event reception. To register, visit or contact Lisa Carlone at 203-230-1201 ext. 231 or

Susan Saint James is a member of the Special Olympics Connecticut Board of Directors and has been an active and avid supporter of Special Olympics since the 1970’s. She is most widely known as a talented television actress whose roles have included Kate McArdle in “Kate & Allie” and Sally McMillan in “McMillan & Wife.”

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 14,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners – their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. ( –