Special Olympics Summer Games coming to the Capital Region

June 15, 2018 07:00 PM

LOUDONVILLE – The opening ceremony for the annual New York State Special Olympics Summer Games is set for 8 p.m. tonight at Siena College. Across several venues, there will be 1,500 athletes and coaches from around the state participating. All events are free and open to the public.

“They're coming in and showing the Albany area just the power of the athletes,” said Stacy Eder, Dir. of Volunteer Management and State Games Project Manager. “It's just that excitement, that pageantry that we give that kicks off the games."

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Friday, June 15
Opening Ceremonies: 8 p.m., Siena College Athletic Field

Saturday, June 16
Athletics: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., HVCC
Tennis: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., HVCC
Powerlifting: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Siena Marcelle Athletic Complex
Basketball: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Siena Marcelle Athletic Complex
Aquatics: 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Shaker High School
Gymnastics: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., World Class Gymnastics Center, Latham
Volleyball: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Schenectady High School
Bowling: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Boulevard Bowl
Healthy Athletes: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Lot W, Siena College
Event and volunteer information is available at

"And really, that fans in the stands, that community presence it's what makes our athletes feel awesome and it's an opportunity for the community to really see what we do, what our athletes have to offer, people of all abilities,” said Renee Snyder, VP of Development.

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