The Special Olympics Spring Games will be held at the Farmingdale Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 6.
Hosted by Special Olympics New York and the Town of Oyster Bay, the games will include a full day of competitive track and field events for over 500 athletes supported by more than 300 coaches. The athletes, children and adults with intellectual disabilities, have dedicated months to training for an Olympic-style competition that will culminate with the contest during these Spring Games.
The games will take place at the Farmingdale Athletic Complex at Howitt Middle School at 70 Vancott Ave. in Farmingdale.
“Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing them a continuing opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, make friends, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families,” Diane Colonna, vice president, Downstate Operations Special Olympics, New York said in a written statement. “We are honored that the Farmingdale School District will host our Spring Games and make a difference in the lives of these athletes.”
Sponsors of the event include Optimum, MSG Networks, and 7-Eleven.To participate and register for the games visit: www.specialolympics-ny.org