Be a Fan of Inspiration ...

"When I first started playing two years ago, I wasn't that good," Bowers said. "I am better at the game now because I practice all the time."

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Be a Fan of Inclusion ...

Sanders found a new meaning to life when he joined Special Olympics. He said that being a part of this is keeping him off the streets and it's something to look forward to because he made new friends.

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Be a Fan of Sport ...

Martinez, who is from Sullivan County and is coached by Melissa Ebeling, believes that the Special Olympics has helped him stay motivated as well keeping positive.

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State Summer Games * Buffalo, NY * June 14th- 16th, 2013
All events free and open to the public!

1,800 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2013 State Summer Games, featuring competitions in Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball. The University at Buffalo will host our athletes, along with, Flips Gymnastics & Sport, AMF Thruway Lanes, Buffalo Niagara Court Center and more community event centers will be serving as host sites.

The Summer Games are one of three annual state games and one of more than 5,200 competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. All events are free and open to the public.

Opening Ceremonies: Friday, June 14th at 8 PM at University at Buffalo, featuring the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.

Athletic Competition: Saturday, June 15th, in eight Olympic-style sports.

Outside events will occur regardless of the weather, so please dress accordingly!

Sport Venues:

7am – 4pm - University at Buffalo- Aquatics, Athletics/ Track and Field, Basketball, Powerlifting and Gymnastics

Report to UB Arena Lot- Parking Lot between Stadium and Alumni Arena- Big White Tent

8am -1pm - Bowling- AMF Thruway Lanes
1550 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

11am- 3pm- Gymnastics- Flips Gymnastics
6017 S. Transit Road, Lockport, NY 14094

8am – 4pm Volleyball- Buffalo Niagara Court Center
425 Meyer Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224

See documents to download for helpful volunteering tips and more info!

Vol Info ~ Summer 2013.doc file icon
UBMap Venue Locations - Small Version.pdf file icon
2013 Summer Volunteer Helpful Hints.pdf file icon
2013 State Summer Games Assignment report.pdf file icon

Thanks & have a great time!