The Empire State Games is New York State’s premier Olympic-style amateur athletic event. First held on the campus of Syracuse University in 1978, it is the oldest of 37 state-level competitions in the nation. Drawing the best athletes from each of the six regions across the state – Western, Central, Adirondack, Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island – the Summer Games are played annually at rotating sites across the state.
The 2013 Summer Games will be hosted by Rochester and surrounding areas with athletes living and playing on the campuses of SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, Roberts Wesleyan College and Monroe Community College. The 2013 Summer Games will take place July 24-28th.
“To make these games a success, we need all the athletes, all the alumni and all the supporters of amateur sports to get involved. It’s up to all New Yorkers to help make the Empire State Games happen. Together, we will give New York athletes a world class competition and the experience of a lifetime. We will give young and old athletes across the state another reason to be active, to train, and to compete. And we will give another generation of athletes a chance to play.” - Michael Carey