Special Olympians to Gather for Spring Games April 26 at West Point

More than 750 athletes from Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester and Ulster counties and more than 1,000 cadet and community volunteers will gather for the 30th Annual 2014 Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympics at West Point on April 26.

The competition kicks off at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies at Shea Stadium. Events will continue through 4 p.m., at Shea Stadium, Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center, Gillis Field House, and the North Athletic Field. Competitive events include Track & Field, Swimming, Power Lifting, and Adaptive Games.

U.S. Military Academy Dean, Brig. Gen. Tim Trainor, will be the grand marshal for the event.

Local school districts sending teams to compete include, Monroe-Woodbury, Newburgh, Washingtonville, Valley Central and West Point.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the Leadership Honor Society at West Point, hosts the event. The U.S. Corps of Cadets Color Guard and USMA Band are among those scheduled to participate during the day’s activities.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. Proper identification will be required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search.  Concessions will be available throughout the day.

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