Special Olympics New York State Summer Games Comes to Ithaca This Weekend

1,200 Athletes and Coaches from Across New York to Compete in 8 Sports Saturday

Ithaca, NY – It all comes down to this. Special Olympics New York State Summer Games, the largest statewide competition of the year for athletes with intellectual disabilities, is coming to Ithaca this weekend. It is the first State Summer Games since 2019.

Approximately 1,200 Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches from every region of the state will come together in a celebration of achievement and inclusion Friday night at Opening Ceremonies. On Saturday, it’s game on, with competition in 8 sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

The State Summer Games are OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Friday, June 24

7:00 – 8:15 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
Ithaca College (Quad Field), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

Saturday, June 25

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Track & Field
Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Basketball & Swimming
Ithaca College (A&E Center), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Gymnastics & Volleyball
Ithaca College (Hill Center), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Powerlifting
Ithaca College (Fitness Center), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Tennis
Ithaca College (Tennis Courts), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Bowling
Midway Lanes, 213 N. Jensen Rd., Vestal

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Athlete Health Screenings
Ithaca College (Campus Center), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies and Dance Party
Ithaca College (Campus Center), 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca

Sponsors of the State Summer Games are: New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID), Maguire Family of Dealerships, Cayuga Health, Economy Paving, Coughlin and Gerhardt, Open the Lid, Taste NY, Federation of Insurance Professionals, Quick Response, Borg-Warner, Harris Beach, American Dairy Association Northeast, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Tompkins Financial, Holt Architecture, NY Able, Christopher George Real Estate, Hear-2-Learn, Tops Market, Green Star, Lola Snacks, Siyata Mobile, and ES Chat.

To support the Games either by volunteering or making a donation, visit: specialolympics-ny.org/community/2022-summer-games/.