David Dennin, Andrew MacMillan earn medals

David Dennin and Andrew MacMillan from Trumbull took home medals from the Special Olympics USA Games as members of Team Connectict held in Princeton (N.J.) in June.

Dennin, who competed in powerlifting, won three bronze medals.

MacMillan who competed in golf, won a silver medal.

Nearly 3,500 athletes, including more than 70 from Connecticut, competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators.

The Special Olympics USA Games, which take place every four years, celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

The 2014 USA Games also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and communities.

For more information, visit 2014specialolympics.org.