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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!
More Than Sports: Special Olympics New York Taught Me To Lead November 21st, 2022 How has Special Olympics New York changed Maddie Csont's life? Learn all about it in her article.
Special Olympics New York State Fall Games Returns to Glens Falls This Weekend October 19th, 2022 The State Fall Games are coming! Here are the details.
Leading by Example: Celebrating Inclusion with Unified Youth Leadership Summits October 12th, 2022 We invited students from New York City and the Capital District, respectively, to work together at two leadership summits. Learn about them in this article!
How Quick Response Stepped Up for Special Olympics New York September 30th, 2022 Since last year’s Fall Games in Glens Falls, Quick Response has been offering thorough sanitization services at all our State Games. Learn more in this article.
Special Olympics New York President & CEO Makes the Case for Greater Inclusion in NYC Schools September 21st, 2022 Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today provided testimony for the NYC Council’s Committee on Education.
Special Olympics New York Sending Two Teams to Special Olympics North America Softball Championship September 16th, 2022 The Long Island Yankees and Genesee Valley Splash are ready for a competition like no other: the 2022 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. 
Glens Falls to Host 2022 Special Olympics New York State Fall Games October 21-22  September 14th, 2022 Special Olympics New York and the Glens Falls community today announced that the 2022 State Fall Games will be held in and around Glens Falls Oct. 21-22, 2022.
Corning-Painted Post High School Earns National Recognition as Leader in Creating an Inclusive School Community September 12th, 2022 Corning-Painted Post High School has earned National Banner status in recognition of its leadership in creating an inclusive school community.
Shenendehowa High School Earns National Recognition as Leader in Creating an Inclusive School Community September 12th, 2022 Shenendehowa High School has earned National Banner status in recognition of its leadership in creating an inclusive school community.
The Summer Showcase Series Rides On August 25th, 2022 For the first time in our 52-year history, Special Olympics New York is celebrating the Summer Showcase Series. 
How Niagara Falls is Building a Unified Community August 20th, 2022 Niagara Falls exemplifies the Unified Sports movement in so many ways. In this article, let’s examine their commitment to inclusion at various levels—and how other communities might replicate their success.
Inspiring Inclusion with a Unified Sports Day August 5th, 2022 Want to see the power of Unified Sports first-hand? Try a Unified Sports Day.
Special Olympics New York & CEK RN Consulting, Inc. Partner to Provide Local Athletes with Free Health Coaching July 22nd, 2022 Special Olympics New York and CEK RN Consulting, Inc. (CEK) today announced a partnership to ensure that local athletes with intellectual disabilities have access to CEK’s signature client services.
Special Olympics New York Kicks Off First-Ever Summer Equestrian Series for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities July 12th, 2022
Guest Blog Post: Going for the Gold June 29th, 2022 Get an inside look at Summer Games 2022 in this article by Grace Collins, Ithaca College Class of 2022.
Special Olympics New York State Summer Games Comes to Ithaca This Weekend June 23rd, 2022 Summer Games 2022 comes to Ithaca, New York this weekend!
Volunteers Urgently Needed for Special Olympics New York State Games in Ithaca on June 25 June 16th, 2022 With its largest statewide competition of the year just one week away, Special Olympics New York today renewed its call to the Ithaca community for volunteers.
Team New York Travels to Disney for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games This Weekend June 1st, 2022
Volunteers needed for Special Olympics NY State Summer Games in Ithaca June 24 – 25, 2022 May 16th, 2022 Local Leaders and Athletes Invite the Community to Get in on the Games Action