Special Olympics hosts Upstate Fall Classic in Webster

WEBSTER, N.Y. – Athletes from four regions of New York State are gearing up for the Genesee Region Fall Classic. Opening ceremonies began at Kent Park in Webster on Saturday morning. There were competitions in softball, soccer, and cross country running.

There were 289 athletes, 75 coaches, and 30 volunteers from the Western, Genesee, Central, and Southern Tier Regions.

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 31,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, click here.