200 Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics New York State Fall Games October 22 & 23 In and Around Glens Falls

Glens Falls, NY – Special Olympics New York is seeking 200 volunteers for its upcoming State Fall Games, which will be held in and around Glens Falls Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23.

Volunteers must be vaccinated and registered in advance. No sports experience is necessary. Volunteers will be trained on site. Click here to register.

The following volunteer jobs are available. Venue support includes set up, parking assistance, meal distribution, safety assurance, awards and other specific venue needs.

Friday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies, Glens Falls City Park – help with set up and breakdown of a spectacular event as well as lining up Special Olympics New York athletes in regional delegations.

Saturday, Oct. 23 Sports Competitions, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Bocce, Adirondack Sports Complex – court management, scoring, awards and support
  • Cycling, SUNY Adirondack – course marshals, venue support
  • Golf, Brookhaven Golf Course – caddies, spotters, skills stations, venue support
  • Cross Country Running, Cole’s Woods – course marshals, venue support
  • Soccer, Morse Athletic Complex – scorekeepers, timers
  • Softball, Morse Athletic Complex and Adirondack Sports Complex – scorekeepers, venue support
  • Equestrian, Skidmore College-Van Lennep Riding Center – experienced riders to serve as walkers and leaders, non-experienced volunteers for venue support

Needed for All Events

Lunch, Safety Squad and Photo/Video Volunteers are needed at all venues. Safety Squad volunteers will ensure Special Olympics New York and venue COVID-19 protocols are being followed, and will disinfect areas and equipment in between use.

Special Olympics New York 2021 State Fall Games is sponsored by: Warren County/Visit Lake George, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mohawk Honda/Chevrolet, NYSID, SEFCU, Adirondack Oral Health, Albany Medical Center, Glens Falls National Bank, Hannaford, NBT Bank, Price Chopper/Market 32, Queensbury Hotel and Quick Response.

To support the Games either by volunteering or making a donation, visit: www.specialolympics-ny.org/community/2021-fall-games/.

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About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 51,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 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. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.

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