Special Olympics Comes to West Point

Games scheduled for April 23 

More than 825 athletes, including those from Putnam and Dutchess counties, along with 650 cadets and volunteers, will gather at West Point on Saturday, April 23, for the 32nd Annual Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympics.

The competition kicks off at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremonies and a parade of athletes at Shea Stadium. Track and field, swimming, power lifting and adaptive games will take place until 4 p.m. at sites throughout campus. A torch run will begin from the Highland Falls Rite Aid at 9:20 a.m. Community members are encouraged to line Main Street to cheer the runners.

Attendees should enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. Proper identification is required. Concessions will be available.

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