SUNY College at Brockport October 14 & 15, 2016 Free Program sponsored through Community wide fundraising in addition to Corporate and individual Sponsorships. History of the Games In 1984 the International Games for the Disabled (now known as the Paralympics) were held on Long Island. So impressive was the spirit and determination of the world class athletes, at that event, that New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation initiated a program to give physically challenged youth here in New York the opportunity for athletic competition that would enrich their lives. In the summer of 1985, New York State became the first state in the country to offer a free adapted sports program for youngsters. The Games drew 240 participants from all over the state that first summer. That number has grown to nearly 1600 athletes statewide between two regional competitions that are now held each year. In December of 2010, due to the financial difficulties within the state, all funding was eliminated for the Empire State Games programs. But through the efforts of some very dedicated and caring individuals along with the support of SUNY College at Brockport and the community, we are proud to say we will be celebrating our 30th year of Competition.
Contact Information: Susan Maxwell, Games Director 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420-2993
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