The Long Island Special Olympics Spring games will take place Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Farmingdale Schools. Participants will be competing in track & field, swimming, powerlifting, and tennis. The Farmingdale School district needs volunteers to put on this exciting community event. It's especially important this year because this is the first time the games have been held since 2019.
“I can’t tell you how exciting it is for our Special Olympics athletes to have Spring Games back on the calendar,” said Stacey Hengsterman, Special Olympics New York president and CEO. “Now, all we need are fans in the stands to cheer them on! Thank you to the entire Farmingdale School District community for making this signature competition and celebration of inclusion possible.”
Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Kids under 14 can volunteer if accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone. Children seven years and younger are encouraged to be “Fans in the Stands.”
“We need tremendous community support to help this fantastic event run smoothly,” said Farmingdale Superintendent Paul Defendini. “Volunteers can sign up to escort athletes, retrieve balls, organize heats, and help with awards ceremonies.”
Local business owners and organizations interested in getting involved can host tables in the Olympic Village. The Olympic Village will serve as a place for athletes to spend time between events, play games, do arts and crafts, and have fun.
The Special Olympics Spring Games are scheduled for May 21, 2022. Opening ceremonies will be held at Howitt Middle School.
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