|Special Olympics New York Announces 2023 Athlete of the Year Nominees
||June 5th, 2023
||Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce nine finalists for the 2023 Athlete of the Year Award.
|Special Olympics New York Gymnastics Program Continues to Fly to Great Heights
||May 31st, 2023
||It's a tale of two gymnasts! Athlete Maddie Csont sat down with coach Marlene Michels to discuss coaching, gymnastics, career highlights, and more.
|Retired Border Patrol Agent Jeff Wilson to Represent New York at Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany
||May 31st, 2023
||Retired Border Patrol Agent Jeff Wilson, of Western New York, was selected to represent the state in Berlin, Germany for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) “Final Leg” that will lead into Opening Ceremonies of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games.
|Special Olympics 2023 World Games Spotlight: Sean O’Rourke
||May 30th, 2023
||Sean O’Rourke is headed to Berlin for Special Olympics World Games 2023. Meet him in this article.
|400 Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics New York State Summer Games in Ithaca June 9 & 10
||May 17th, 2023
||The largest statewide Special Olympics New York statewide competition of the year is coming to Ithaca June 9 & 10. More than 800 athletes and coaches from throughout the state will be in the area for State Summer Games June 9 & 10 for competition in 7 sports: Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Swimming and Tennis.
|Special Olympics New York President & CEO Applauds State Leaders for Choosing to Include
||May 3rd, 2023
||Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today applauded Governor Kathy Hochul, Disabilities Committee Chairman Senator John W. Mannion and their colleagues in the Senate and Assembly for renewing the state’s commitment to Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools.
|Special Olympics New York Announces $50,000 Partnership with GEICO
||May 3rd, 2023
||Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce an expanded new partnership with GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO has donated $25,000 in Long Island/New York City and $25,000 in the Western Region, for a total of $50,000.
|Special Olympics New York Awards St. Bonaventure Professor with Highest Honor for Health Professionals
||April 27th, 2023
||Dr. Claire Watson Received the Award at Unified Basketball Event on Campus Today
St. Bonaventure, NY – Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today presented the Golisano Health Leadership Award to Dr. Claire Watson, St. Bonaventure assistant professor and founding director of the University’s Public Health, Health Science, and Master of Public Health programs.
|Taking the Lead: How Special Olympics New York Athletes Learned Leadership Skills from West Point Cadets
||April 24th, 2023
||Several of our Regional Athlete Leadership Council Members recently learned leadership skills from West Point cadets. Learn more in this article!
|Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023
||March 29th, 2023
||March is Women's History Month, so there's no better time to spotlight some of the most dedicated women in our community.
|New York City Public Schools Partners With Special Olympics NY to Expand Access to Sports for Students With Disabilties
||March 27th, 2023
||Today Mayor Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks, and Special Olympics NY President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman announced an expanded partnership.
|Local Special Olympics New York Athlete & Coach Earn National Honors
||March 16th, 2023
||Special Olympics New York today announced that a local coach and athlete have each earned national honors from Special Olympics North America.
|Maddie Csont Interviews Tommy Mooney
||March 8th, 2023
||Special Olympics New York athlete Maddie Csont interviews fellow athlete Tommy Mooney in this article.
|Two Days of Unified Bowling Finals Set to Begin in Capital District Region
||March 8th, 2023
||Starting tomorrow, athletes and Unified partners from high schools throughout the Capital District Region will hit the lanes to compete in this season’s Unified Bowling finals.
|Special Olympics New York and Applebee’s to Host “Law & Orders” Fundraisers Throughout New York
||March 8th, 2023
||On Thursday, March 9 from 5 - 9pm, Special Olympics New York athletes and volunteers will visit 37 Applebee’s locations to raise funds and awareness for the organization.
|Special Olympics New York and Jersey Mike’s Team Up for Second Consecutive Day of Giving on March 29th
||March 2nd, 2023
||Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce that 41 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations around the state will participate in the “Month of Giving” campaign for the second consecutive year.
|Celebrating Black History Month with the Special Olympics New York Community
||February 27th, 2023
||To celebrate Black History Month, we spotlighted four members of our community. Meet Marilyn, Ceylane, Andra, and Omar in this post!
|Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Returns to Syracuse
||February 16th, 2023
||Nearly 500 Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches —and their biggest fans—from throughout the state will be in Syracuse this weekend for the 2023 State Winter Games.
|Special Olympics New York Announces 2023 Coach of the Year Nominees
||February 2nd, 2023
||Special Olympics New York is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2023 Coach of the Year Award.
|Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Returns to Syracuse Feb. 24 & 25
||January 25th, 2023
||Our State Winter Games return to Syracuse on Feb. 24 & 25.
|New York Competitors Selected for 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany
||January 19th, 2023
||Nineteen New York athletes, unified partners, and coaches have earned the opportunity of a lifetime with Special Olympics USA.
|Expanding the Reach of Young Athletes with the YMCA
||January 18th, 2023
||We've partnered with YMCAs in our Western Region to bring Young Athletes to a wider audience. Learn more in this article!
|Special Olympics New York Expands Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities
||January 17th, 2023
||Special Olympics New York today announced that its website, specialolympicsNY.org, is more accessible as the result of a new partnership with accessiBe, a market leader in web accessibility.
|Our Top 10 Moments of 2022
||January 1st, 2023
||What a year it was for Special Olympics New York! See the highlights in this article.
|Polar Plunge Weekend in Buffalo Raises a Record-Setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York
||December 16th, 2022
||We raised a record-setting $450,000 at the 2022 Buffalo Polar Plunge!