Special Olympics Fall Games to bring nearly 1,000 athletes to Warren County

GLENS FALLS – The Special Olympics Fall Games are coming to Warren County.

They were supposed to be held last year, but were cancelled because of the pandemic, leaving thousands of fall sports athletes without a culminating event.

Nearly 1,000 special athletes who’ve qualified in their local competitions will be coming to town.

The games feature seven sports, including softball, cycling, equestrian and golf.

The games will be held the weekend of October 22 and 23 at five different venues with the opening ceremony at Cool Insuring Arena.
It’s expected to provide a nice fall boost to hotels and restaurants.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to register athletes and staff the competitions.

"We need you. We need you to come and volunteer. We need you beforehand. We need you during the games," said Michael Bittell with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.

This will be the first statewide fall games since they held them in Glens Falls in 2015.

Learn about how many competitions will be happening locally across the state by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.