On Saturday, May 12, hundreds of athletes, coaches, families, friends, and fans will gather at Shenendehowa Schools in Clifton Park for Special Olympics New York‘s Regional Games. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer as athletes compete in basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, and track and field.
Months Of Training To Culminate In Regional Games
Dedicated athletes have trained for months, and the Special Olympics New York community is excited to celebrate with a day of competition, support, and spirit. Approximately 620 athletes will travel from six regions across the state for Saturday’s competition.
The day starts at 9:30 AM with the opening ceremonies. The full schedule for the Regional Games is as follows:
9:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies
10 AM to 3 PM: Competitions (Various Locations)
- Basketball Team – High School East Gym
- Basketball Individual Skills – High School West Gym
- Volleyball Team – Middle School White Gym
- Volleyball Individual Skills – Middle School Green Gym
- Tennis – High School East Courts
- Swimming/Aquatics – Shenendehowa Pool
- Track & Field – High School: shot put, turbojav, long jump, relay, dash, run, walk, wheelchair
9 AM to 12 PM: Healthy Athletes Screenings
9 AM to 1 PM: Athlete Village (High School East Track). The Athlete Village will offer athletes a variety of fun activities in which they can participate in between competitions.
3 PM: Awards at each venue
Bring your family to the Shenendehowa Schools to support these athletes and the coaches, trainers, and family and friends who make Special Olympics New York possible!
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are 66,835 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America.