BUFFALO, N.Y. - More than 1,800 Special Olympic athletes and their coaches are going for the gold this weekend in Western New York.
The annual New York State Summer Games are typically held in a different city each year, but this is the second consecutive year for Western New York to host the events.
Organizers say the response has been so great, Buffalo will be the host city again in 2014.
Athletes ages eight to 80 are competing in seven different athletic competitions, including powerlifting, track and field, and gymnastics.
The Special Olympians competing this weekend scored well at local competitions held throughout the year across the state.