Announcing the 2018 Fall Games!
The 2018 Special Olympics Vermont Fall Games, presented by Vermont Systems, will be taking place October 20 and 21 at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) in Hinesburg, as well as the Burlington Country Club. Nearly 400 athletes and Unified partners will be competing in athletics (track and field), golf, soccer, and softball.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Special Olympics Vermont,” says Giles Willey, President of Vermont Systems. “Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to volunteer and connect with athletes at the Games each year.”
Special Olympics Vermont hosts statewide competitions throughout the year in four distinct sports seasons, offering Winter, Summer, Fall, and Holiday Games. Teams travel from thirteen counties across the state for the opportunity to compete in Olympic-type sports against the best athletes in each division.
The 2018 Fall Games will kick off on Saturday, October 20th with an Opening Ceremony at the CVU track, followed by preliminary competition. Sports events will continue throughout the weekend, wrapping up on Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony. More information about the Games schedule can be found on our Fall Games web page.
In addition to competition, athletes will have access to two types of free health screenings: FunFitness (physical therapy) and Health Promotion (nutrition and wellness), as part of the Special Olympics Vermont Healthy Athletes program, and with the help of a large team of local practitioners and students who volunteer their time and expertise.
Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Fall Games! We are looking for individuals and groups to help in a wide variety of areas, such as check-in, setting up/breaking down, health screenings, and facilitating various sports. For more information about volunteering and to sign up, please visit our Current Opportunities web page.