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. People can register online at sonylive.nyso.org/pages/app/VAC.
Venue support includes set up, parking assistance, meal distribution, safety assurance, awards, and other specific venue needs.
The following volunteer jobs are available:
Friday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., opening ceremonies at Glens Falls City Park: Help with setup and breakdown of a spectacular event. Assist lining up Special Olympics New York athletes in regional delegations.
Saturday, Oct. 23 Sports Competitions, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Bocce at Adirondack Sports Complex, court management, scoring, awards, venue support. Cycling at SUNY Adirondack, course marshals, venue support; Golf at Brookhaven Golf Course, Caddies, spotters, skills stations, venue support; Cross Country Running at Cole’s Woods, course marshals, venue support.
Soccer at Morse Athletic Complex, scorekeepers, timers; Softball at Morse Athletic Complex and Adirondack Sports Complex, scorekeepers, venue support; Equestrian at Skidmore College-Van Lennep Riding Center, experienced riders to serve as walkers and leaders, non-experienced volunteers for venue support.
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.
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. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. Additional information about Special Olympics New York is avaiolable at visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.