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Volunteers Needed for NY Special Olympics Summer Games – Games to Take Place in Ithaca


Volunteers are being sought for this year’s New York Special Olympics Summer Games taking place again in the Ithaca area on June 14-15. The games are expected to bring in at least 1,200 athletes and coaches from all over the state.

This year’s games will have athletes competing in eight different sports at various venues. Venues include: Ithaca College for the Opening/Closing ceremonies, Swimming, Basketball, Gymnastics, Powerlifting and Volleyball, Ithaca High School for Track & Field, Midway Lanes for bowling, and Cornell University for Tennis.

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 45,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 300 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and/or to sign-up, click HERE.

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