2021 Fall Season

“The 2021 State Fall Games will mark two very special milestones for our athletes, coaches and fans,” said Stacey Hengsterman, President & CEO of Special Olympics New York. “This will be our first Fall Games since we last held them in Glens Falls in 2015, and the first statewide competition we’re able to host in person since before the global health pandemic. I know I speak for our entire community when I say – thank you, Glens Falls!”

“The 2021 State Fall Games will mark two very special milestones for our athletes, coaches and fans,” said Stacey Hengsterman, President & CEO of Special Olympics New York. “This will be our first Fall Games since we last held them in Glens Falls in 2015, and the first statewide competition we’re able to host in person since before the global health pandemic. I know I speak for our entire community when I say – thank you, Glens Falls!”

IT'S COMPETITION TIME!

Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches throughout the state are now training in seven fall sports: bocce, cycling, golf, equestrian, soccer, softball, and cross-country running.

State Fall Games has returned and will be hosted by the Glens Falls community Oct. 22 and 23 at sporting venues throughout the area.

As our state continues to take steps to reopen safely, Special Olympics New York has developed a Return to Activities plan. We encourage you to review the Return to Activity Protocol plan and the High Risk Fact Sheet. The most important priority reflected throughout this plan is the health and safety of all of our participants: athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, family members, caregivers and staff.  

Special Olympics Return to Activity Protocols require that at least 80% of event participants be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Athletes who remain unvaccinated are required to wear masks and social distance at all times. Unvaccinated status may result in further event and participation limitations, in accordance with local guidance. Proof of vaccination will be required for all coaches and volunteers who attend the Games.

PLEASE VISIT OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL FITNESS RESOURCES.