Don’t Forget Special Olympics New York State Fall Games Tonight & Tomorrow!

All events are free and open to the public. Competitions will occur rain or shine!

 

WHO: Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches and nearly 1,000 spectators and volunteers

WHAT: Special Olympics New York State Fall Games

WHEN: Fall Games Festival Friday, October 19th 4:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Ceremonies Friday, October 19th 8:00pm-10:00pm

Competitions on Saturday, October 20th from approximately 8:30am-4:00pm

WHERE: Fall Games Festival and Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Glens Falls Civic Center

                     Competitions are happening around the area at the below locations:

  • Bocce – Adirondack Sports Complex, 326 Sherman Avenue, Queensbury, NY
  • Cycling – Glens Falls YMCA, 600 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Cross Country – Glens Falls YMCA, 600 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Equestrian – Skidmore College, Van Lennep Riding Center, 145 Daniels Road, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Golf – Hiland Park Country Club, 195 Haviland Road, Queensbury, NY
  • Soccer – Morse Athletic Complex, Sherman Avenue, Glens Falls, NY
  • Softball – Morse Athletic Complex, Sherman Avenue, Glens Falls, NY

Adirondack Sports Complex, 326 Sherman Avenue, Queensbury, NY

EVENT DETAILS: Kick off the start of the State Fall Games with the Community Fall Games Festival at the Glens Falls Civic Center! This festival will feature Cooley’s Ice Cream Truck, ADK Hot Air Balloon, a Rag-tag Walkabout Balloon, cotton candy, food stands, carnival games, music and Batman and the Batmobile!

Opening Ceremonies offers athletes, families, coaches and fans an evening of fun and celebration. Numerous Glens Falls community members are participating in the event, bringing the area in touch with Special Olympics Athletes from across the state. The evening will conclude with the Law Enforcement Torch Run as area law enforcement escorts the “Flame of Hope” to light the cauldron declaring the games open!

Special Olympics New York is the largest sports organization in the world. With 55,698 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest in the world. Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year round in 22 Olympic-style sports, the Young Athletes Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – all at no cost to them, their families or their caregivers.

 

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Michelle Iorizzo – Special Olympics New York,  518-380-0909 (media inquiries only) | miorizzo@nyso.org

Media Advisory – Special Olympics New York Seeking Entertainment for State Fall Games Community Festival

WHO:                    Special Olympics New York

WHAT:                Community Festival surrounding the 2012 State Fall Games

WHEN:                Friday, October 19th, 4pm-7:30pm

WHERE:             Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza

Glens Falls, NY 12081

WHY:                    Calling all Stilt walkers, balloonists, ice cream trucks, cotton candy vendors, hot dog vendors and entertainers in the Glens Falls area!

 

Special Olympics New York is hosting a ‘Community Festival’ prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 State Fall Games and we want you to be a part of it!  This event is free and open to the public and SONY Athletes and Coaches who will be traveling in from all over the New York State to attend!

 

Details:

Tent at Glens Falls Civic Center

Friday, October 19, 2012

Arrival/Set up by 4pm- Finish at 7:30pm

Opening Ceremonies start at 8 – all are invited to attend!

Please contact Stacy Gioeli at 518-388-0790 x111 or sgioeli@nyso.org if you would like to participate!

Special Olympics New York’s 2012 State Fall Games are among three annual State Games and more than 400 competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. Nearly 900 athletes and coaches from across the state will be competing in seven Olympic-style sports including bocce, cycling, cross county, equestrian, softball, soccer and golf. All events are free and open to the public.

Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports, the Young Athlete Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – at no cost to the athlete, their families or caregivers.

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Media Inquiries:

Special Olympics New York:

Michelle Iorizzo, 518-388-0790 ext. 109, miorizzo@nyso.org

Community Members Sit On Games Organizing Committee For Special Olympics New York State Fall Games

Glens Falls, NY – In just 3 weeks nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across New York State will attend the 2012 State Fall Games, October 19th and 20th, at various venues throughout Glens Falls. The State Fall Games are one of three annual state games and more than 3,500 total competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. This event would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our Games Organizing Committee, who work tirelessly to ensure that Special Olympics athletes have the best possible experience.

Prominent members of the Glens Falls community sitting on this year’s Games Organizing Committee include Chair, Amy Collins of the City of Glens Falls, Glens Falls Police Department Chief William Valenza, Gail Hamel of Hamel Resources LLC, Chris Lawrence of the Glens Falls Civic Center, Deb Rowell of Community, Work, Independence, Inc., Jocelyn Blanchard of the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center, Rene Clements of the Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizens Center, Stacie Lucas from the Office of Senator Betty Little and Will Groff from the Glens Falls Family YMCA, among others. Honorary Chair of the 2012 State Fall Games is Senator Betty Little.

“I came back to be a part of the 2012 games because I had such a positive, uplifting experience. I wanted to do whatever I could to make the whole thing a success,” said Games Organizing Committee member Stacie Lucas.

These individuals have put in countless hours of time and effort to make the following events possible, which are free and open to the public.

Community Fall Games Festival and Opening Ceremonies, Friday, October 19th, Glens Falls Civic Center

Kick off to the start of State Fall Games from 4:30pm-7:30pm with the Community Fall Games Festival! This festival will feature a Cooley’s Ice Cream Truck, ADK Hot Air Balloon, a Rag-tag Walkabout Balloon, cotton candy, food stands, carnival games, music, and the Batman and the Batmobile! At 8pm Opening Ceremonies will begin, offering athletes, families, coaches and fans an evening of fun and celebration. Numerous Glens Falls community members are participating in the event, bringing the area in touch with Special Olympics athletes from across the state.

Athletic Competition, Saturday, October 20th, 8:30am-4:00pm

Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in seven Olympic-style sports including:

  • Bocce – Adirondack Sports Complex
  • Cross Country Running- Glens Falls YMCA – Cole’s Woods
  • Cycling – Glens Falls YMCA
  • Equestrian –  Skidmore College – Van Lennep Riding Center
  • Golf Team & Skills -Hiland Country Club
  • Soccer Team – Morse Athletic Complex
  • Softball Team  – Morse Athletic Complex and Adirondack Sports Complex

Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 55,698 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world.  Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete

year-round in 22 sports, the Young Athletes Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – at no cost to the

athlete, their families or their caregivers.

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Michelle Iorizzo – Special Olympics New York,  518-388-0790 x109 | miorizzo@nyso.org

Media Advisory – Press Conference Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

 

Announcing

Special Olympics New York

2012 State Fall Games to be held in Glens Falls

 

 

WHO:                  Mayor J. Diamond, Mayor City of Glens Falls

Betty Little, New York Senator

Lee Czajkowski, Special Olympics New York Athlete

Neal Johnson, President and CEO, Special Olympics New York

WHAT:      Press Conference by the City of Glens Falls welcoming Special Olympics New York’s 2012 State Fall Games.

WHEN:      11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 18th

WHERE:    Glens Falls City Hall, 42 Ridge Street,  Glens Falls, NY 12081

WHY:         Special Olympics New York’s 2012 State Fall Games are among three annual State Games and more than 3,500 competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. Nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will be competing in seven Olympic-style sports including Bocce, Cycling, Cross County, Equestrian, Softball, Soccer and Golf. All events are free and open to the public.

Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports, the Young Athlete Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – at no cost to the athlete, their families or caregivers.

 

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Media Inquiries:

Special Olympics New York:

Michelle Iorizzo, 518-388-0790 ext. 109, miorizzo@nyso.org , cell 518-380-0909 (media inquiries only)


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