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Public Schedule: Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Feb. 23 & 24 in Syracuse February 16th, 2024 The 2024 Special Olympics New York State Winter Games will take place in Syracuse next weekend.
Special Olympics New York Announces Partnership with NHL, NY Islanders and Islanders Children Foundation February 13th, 2024 The New York Islanders have pledged to support various forms of adaptive hockey on Long Island with a multi-year financial commitment.
Special Olympics New York Sends Delegation of Six to Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C. February 6th, 2024 Representatives from Special Olympics New York will join dozens of Special Olympics programs throughout the state today in the nation’s capital for the program’s annual “Capitol Hill Day.”
Special Olympics New York Announces 2024 Coach of the Year Nominees January 31st, 2024 Special Olympics New York is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2024 Coach of the Year Award.
Volunteers Needed: Special Olympics New York State Winter Games in Syracuse Feb. 23 & 24 January 25th, 2024 More than 500 Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches from throughout the state will be in Syracuse February 23 & 24 for the 2024 State Winter Games.
Governor Hochul Includes $1M Increase for Special Olympics New York in FY 2025 Executive Budget Proposal January 16th, 2024 Read the full statement from our CEO in this post.
Our Top 10 Moments of 2023 January 3rd, 2024 With 2023 winding down, our Top 10 began! See our greatest moments in this post.
Special Olympics New York to Host First-Ever Floorball Tournament Saturday in NYC December 1st, 2023 The first-ever Special Olympics New York regional floorball tournament will be held at Javits Center in New York City Saturday.
Floorball Makes its Debut in New York City November 29th, 2023 Floorball is making its Special Olympics New York debut this winter. Learn more about our new sport in this article.
Guilderland High School Receives National Banner Recognition from Special Olympics November 14th, 2023 Guilderland High School was recognized nationally by Special Olympics as a Unified Champion School, which demonstrates a commitment to inclusion by GHS and the Guilderland Central School District.
Special Olympics New York Announces “Athlete of the Month” Series in Partnership with NY ABLE October 26th, 2023 Special Olympics New York and NY ABLE are pleased to announce the launch of an all-new Athlete of the Month program to highlight the achievements and character of individuals with and without disabilities participating in Special Olympics programs throughout the state.
Delaware North Partners with Special Olympics New York to Grow Unified Sports in Schools October 25th, 2023 Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and Delaware North Chief Corporate Affairs officer Jack McNeill today announced a 4-year, $100,000 partnership to grow Unified Sports and inclusion in local schools.
Public Schedule: 2023 Special Olympics New York State Fall Games Oct. 19 – Oct. 21 October 17th, 2023 Fall Games is here! See the schedule in this article.
Special Olympics New York Welcomes Care Design NY as Sponsor of Health & Wellness Forums October 5th, 2023 Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce that their Virtual Health & Wellness Forums will now be sponsored by Care Coordination Organization Care Design NY and Partners Health Plan.
Statement by Special Olympics New York CEO on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Healthcare Designation September 29th, 2023 "This week, people with disabilities were officially designated as a population with health disparities by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most influential health agencies in the world. This is a significant milestone that will propel Special Olympics’ critical work in healthcare forward."
8 New York State High Schools Earn Highest Distinction for Unified School in Nation September 21st, 2023 Eight New York high schools have been named new National Banner Unified Champion Schools, along with three more renewing their status for another four-year term.
Glens Falls to Host 2023 Special Olympics New York State Fall Games October 20-21 September 19th, 2023 Special Olympics New York and the Glens Falls community today announced that the 2023 State Fall Games will be held in and around Glens Falls on Oct. 20 and 21.
How Chick-Fil-A Changes the Game for Special Olympics New York September 18th, 2023 Chick-fil-A has been ramping up their involvement with our organization and our athletes, and we couldn’t be happier to have their support. In this blog post, we’d like to tell you all about it.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 September 15th, 2023 In honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, we're proud to spotlight Mildred and Jeremy Delgado from the New York City Region!
New School Year Brings Expansion of Special Olympics Unified Bocce in Western New York August 31st, 2023 Starting this year in Special Olympics New York’s Western Region, eight new schools will join four returning to offer Unified Bocce to their students.
Bringing Inclusion to Your Workplace August 22nd, 2023 Corporations, take notice: Special Olympics New York is ready to bring inclusion to your workplace in a fun, engaging way that benefits the community you serve!
Special Olympics New York Seeks Community Hosts for State Games August 22nd, 2023 Special Olympics New York today announced that it is accepting bids from communities interested in hosting its signature State Summer Games and State Winter Games annually from 2025 to 2027.
Dunkin’ to Host “Go for the Gold” Fundraising Event at Capital District Region Restaurants to Benefit Special Olympics New York August 17th, 2023 America’s favorite stop for coffee and baked goods will team up with Special Olympics New York to raise awareness and funds for local athletes at numerous participating Dunkin’ locations in the Capital Region during the annual “Go for the Gold” event.
Dunkin’ Hosts “Go for the Gold” Event and Central & Southern Tier New York Restaurants to Benefit Special Olympics New York August 8th, 2023 Dunkin’ today partnered with Special Olympics New York for the “Go for the Gold” charitable campaign, which raises awareness and funds for the many athletes it supports in the community.
Delta Sonic Car Washes Announce Change Roundup to Benefit Special Olympics New York August 2nd, 2023 Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce a new fundraising partnership with Delta Sonic Car Wash locations in three regions of New York State.