Special Olympics coming to Glens Falls

Special Olympics New York’s 2014 Capital District Region Winter Games will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at West Mountain in Glens Falls. Competitions will be held in Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, and snowshoeing.


More than 150 athletes and coaches will take part in the Capital District Region Winter Games, traveling from throughout the state to participate.    


All events are free and open to the public.

Volunteers are needed to fill the following roles: set up, registration, decorating, lunch distribution, and awards, as well as outdoor duties including staging, escorts, timers, and spotters for all events. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under the age of 16.  


Visit the calendar of events at www.nyso.org/calendar.php and find the Capital District Region

Winter Games on Feb. 1 to download the volunteer registration form.    


Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world. With 61,582 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the sixth largest chapter in the world.  


Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports. The Young Athletes Program and the Motor Activities Training Program are at no cost to the athlete, their
families, or their caregivers.