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Ithaca to Host the New York 2022 Special Olympics



Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman, Tompkins County Legislature Chair Shawna Black, Ithaca College President La Jerne Terry Cornish and local Special Olympics athletes today announced that Ithaca will host the 2022 State Summer Games at sporting venues throughout the area on June 24-25.

Over one thousand athletes and coaches from all over the State and will be competing in 8 sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

“State Summer Games is our largest statewide competition of the year,” said Hengsterman. “Athletes and coaches from throughout New York have been training and they’ll be ready to go for the gold. All that is left to make this the best Summer Games yet for our athletes are volunteers from the Ithaca community. There are many different jobs for those willing to participate, including individual opportunities as well as things to do as a family or team. Please join us and cheer on our deserving champions!”

Volunteers are still needed for the Special Olympics. Volunteers must be vaccinated and be registered in advance. No sports experience is required. You can volunteer by registering HERE

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