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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Archery
  • Athletics/ Track & Field
  • Table Tennis
  • Various Sports
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Games for the Physically Challenged offers competition in a variety of adapted sports, plus fitness for young people with physical disabilities.

  • The program is free to athletes and spectators through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and lovingly supported by the unselfish efforts of loyal volunteers.

  • Age Group-Athletes are 5-21 years old.

  • Divisions include-visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired, deaf, spinal cord injured, amputee, Cerebral Palsy or Les Autres (muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, arthritis, etc.).

  • Athletes of the same sex and physical disabilities compete in the age divisions of 5-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-21 years. Events are open with no qualifying competition or previous experience required.

  • Events include track and field, power wheelchair, swimming, slalom obstacle courses, archery,and table tennis.

  • Non-competitive demonstration sports are also available. These events offer children with disabilities exciting opportunities to participate in sports and recreational activities which are adapted to best suit their abilities.

    Alternate Location:
    Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged
    SUNY College at Brockport
    350 New Campus Drive
    Brockport, NY 14420-2993
    Tele: 585-395-5620