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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
Law Enforcement Torch Run Season Underway for May and June May 6th, 2022 Torch Run season has begun! Learn more in this article.
Team NY by the Numbers April 28th, 2022 This June in Orlando, FL, we're going for the gold at USA Games! Learn more about our delegation below.
Joe Bellini of Katonah, NY Named As Special Olympics New York 2022 Coach of the Year April 21st, 2022 Special Olympics New York is thrilled to announce Joe Bellini, 56, of Katonah, as the 2022 Coach of the Year.
Special Olympics New York Announces Statewide Athlete Leadership April 21st, 2022 Special Olympics New York today announced the results of its Statewide Athlete Leadership Council elections.
Special Olympics Gymnast Dreams of Gold at 2022 USA Games April 15th, 2022 Chris Teich is headed to USA Games! Learn more about Chris in this article.
Special Olympics New York Coach Martha Pachuta is First-Ever Recipient of National Lifetime Achievement Award April 12th, 2022 Special Olympics NY is proud to announce that Martha Pachuta has been named the inaugural recipient of the Annette Lynch Lifetime Achievement Award for Coaching.
Special Olympics New York Named Top Workplace by Albany Times Union April 9th, 2022 Special Olympics New York has earned recognition as a 2022 Top Workplace in the Capital Region by the Albany Times Union.
Guest Blog Post: “Unified Sports Changed My Life” March 22nd, 2022 PJ Benesh from Horseheads High School wrote about his experience playing Unified. Read all about it in this essay.
Even Champions Need Champions: Special Olympics New York CEO Testimony Highlights Opportunities for Inclusion Within New York City Schools March 21st, 2022 New York City, NY – Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today highlighted a need for greater inclusion of students with disabilities in New York City schools, submitting testimony for a preliminary budget hearing of the New York City Council’s Committee on Education.
Enhance. Expand. Empower. Join the Special Olympics Movement to Grow an Inclusive New York March 14th, 2022 We have taken everything we knew from our first 50 years as one of the country’s largest Special Olympics chapters, added the incredible lessons learned throughout the most devastating health pandemic of our lifetime, and created a plan to be the best version of ourselves that we can be: for our current athletes and for those we have yet to meet.
Special Olympics New York Launches Strategic Plan to Double Athlete Participation, Grow Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion March 7th, 2022 Country’s Largest State Chapter Aims to Reach 71,000 Athletes with Life Changing Programs by 2025 NYC Targeted for Growth in Response to Urgent Need Among People with Intellectual Disabilities
Jersey Mike’s Subs “Month of Giving” Campaign to Support Special Olympics USA Games Athletes March 1st, 2022 Jersey Mike’s Subs franchises throughout the state are dedicating support for Team New York this March during the company’s 12th annual “Month of Giving” campaign.
Onondaga County Becomes Lead Sponsor of Upcoming Special Olympics New York State Winter Games in Syracuse February 14th, 2022 Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today announced that in addition to hosting the State Winter Games in Syracuse later this month, Onondaga County has emerged as lead sponsor, allocating $15,000 of legislative support to offset the nonprofit’s cost for the Games.
Newark High School Students Join Special Olympics New York for 2022 Capitol Hill Day February 11th, 2022 Four Newark High School students and their Unified Sports coach joined Special Olympics New York leaders this week for 2022 Capitol Hill Day.
SEFCU to Make Donation to Special Olympics New York for Every Medal Won by USA Olympic Team February 3rd, 2022 SEFCU will donate to Special Olympics NY for every medal won by the USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics New York State Winter Games in Syracuse, Feb. 25 – 26, 2022 January 27th, 2022 Local Leaders and Athletes Invite the Community to Get in on the Games Action Syracuse, NY – Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman, State Senator John W. Mannion, Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II and local Special Olympics athletes today announced that Syracuse will host the 2022 State Winter Games Feb. 25 – 26 at sporting venues throughout the area.
Special Olympics New York and Advance Care Alliance of New York (ACA/NY) Partner to Promote & Provide Health Care Equity in New York January 21st, 2022 Special Olympics NY and ACA/NY have announced a new partnership aimed at tackling health disparities for people with disabilities.
Special Olympics New York Announces Virtual Competition for Floor Hockey Skills and Snowshoe January 13th, 2022 While the Omicron variant has sparked a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the team at Special Olympics New York hasn’t stayed idle. They’ve created a new virtual opportunity for athletes all over the state.
Bowling for Family: How Newark Unified Promotes Inclusion Every Day January 13th, 2022 How do three pairs of siblings, with each pair having one sibling with a disability and one without, play on the same team at the same school? Unified Sports is how. And the school: Newark High.
Roundup for Special Olympics New York Comes to Jersey Mike’s Locations Across Long Island January 12th, 2022 This January, to kick off a new year of giving, Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout Long Island will offer their customers an opportunity to support Special Olympics New York athletes and programs by rounding up their change at the cashier.
Inclusive Health: Strong Minds Program Introduced at Unified Champion Schools January 5th, 2022 Special Olympics NY brought the Strong Minds program to more than 200 students in several Genesee and Western Region Unified Champion Schools.
The Top 10 Moments of 2021 January 3rd, 2022 Happy New Year! Before we look ahead to 2022, let's look back at 2021. We enjoyed countless amazing moments, but here at 10 of our absolute favorites. Enjoy!
New York Sports Clubs Donates Gym Space and Time to Special Olympics New York Athletes December 15th, 2021 Though the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the lives of Special Olympics New York athletes, it hasn’t prevented them from training. Thanks to New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), local athletes practice in state-of-the-art New York City facilities.
Special Olympics New York Celebrates Partnership with Stewart’s Holiday Fund November 29th, 2021 With the giving season just around the corner, Special Olympics New York is pleased to announce its selection as one of the beneficiaries of the Stewart’s Holiday Fund.