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Meet Generation Unified December 11th, 2019 More than 8,200 students in 172 high schools across New York are leaders in the fastest growing sports movement in the world. Find out more in this article.
STATEMENT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK PRESIDENT & CEO STACEY HENGSTERMAN ON UNIFIED SPORTS AMENDMENT December 10th, 2019 “On behalf of our athletes and partners in nearly 180 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools across the state, thank you to the NYS Board of Regents for extending Unified Sports eligibility to students over age 19. 
NYS Council on Leadership & Student Activities Selects Special Olympics New York as Three-Year Charity Partner December 4th, 2019 The NYSCLSA has selected Special Olympics New York as its charity partner for three years, through academic year 2021-22.
Special Olympics New York Announces Creation of First-Ever Statewide Health Advisory Council December 2nd, 2019
Lowe’s Supports Special Olympics New York Headquarters Move with Donation of Time, Labor, Equipment November 20th, 2019 Lowe’s “Hero Project” Furnishes All-New Athlete Café with Appliances ALBANY, NY – When Lowe’s Niskayuna Store Manager Michael Wurst received a letter from Special Olympics New York seeking support for its new headquarters, the timing couldn’t have been better.
NEW YORK STATE INDUSTRIES FOR THE DISABLED, INC. (NYSID) TO SPONSOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM November 19th, 2019 $90,000 Sponsorship to Support Athlete Leaders & Provide Workforce Training
AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS ANNOUNCES FAN CONTEST TO HELP BRING BACK SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK FALL GAMES November 13th, 2019 Fans Who “Give $10, Get 10” on Social Media Entered To Win VIP Experience at Falcon Park AUBURN, NY – The Auburn Doubledays today announced a fan contest to help bring back Special Olympics New York State Fall Games.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK KICKS OFF 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH FIRST-EVER INCLUSION CUP October 18th, 2019 Expanded Access, Unified Sports Growth, Athlete Health To Drive Future of Country’s Largest Special Olympics Chapter President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman Launches Campaign To Support the Next Generation
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK TO LAUNCH 50th ANNIVERSARY AT FIRST-EVER INCLUSION CUP SATURDAY October 16th, 2019 400 Athletes & Coaches from Across NYS to Compete in Soccer and Softball New York City, NY – Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman will launch a celebration of the statewide organization’s 50th anniversary and outline a vision for the future of the country’s largest Special Olympics chapter at Saturday’s first-ever Inclusion Cup at Randall’s Island Park in New York City.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK LAUNCHES “MEET YOUR MISSION” CAMPAIGN TO RECRUIT THE NEXT GENERATION OF COACHES October 2nd, 2019 Campaign Created in Partnership with Fingerpaint Albany, NY – Special Olympics New York today launched “Meet Your Mission,” a campaign designed to recruit and support the next generation of coaches to mentor its more than 67,000 athletes across the state. This multi-channel effort will appear on social media, the web, and in print collateral.
The Inclusion Revolution Comes to Health October 1st, 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK, CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) NEW YORK LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES October 1st, 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK ATHLETES & FUNDRAISING PROGRAM RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AT 2019 LETR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE September 23rd, 2019
Taking a Hike: How the Genesee Region’s Unified Hiking Club Fosters Fitness, Friendship, and Fun for its Members September 9th, 2019
FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS, INCLUSIVE SCHOOL COMMUNITIES September 4th, 2019
STATEMENT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK PRESIDENT & CEO STACEY HENGSTERMAN ON REQUIRING DENTAL SCHOOLS TO INCLUDE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE WITH ID September 4th, 2019
Get Ready for Get Together Day at New York State Parks on September 7! August 30th, 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK TO HOST “MEDFEST” AT UPSTATE August 1st, 2019
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATE LANDMARKS TO BE LIT RED IN RECOGNITION OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS “GLOBAL DAY OF INCLUSION” July 19th, 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK ATHLETES TO LEAD DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE THROUGH NEW YORK CITY July 15th, 2019
What I Know Now: Reflections on Year One July 1st, 2019
HEALTHY ATHLETES A FOCUS OF 2019 SUMMER GAMES & BEYOND June 26th, 2019
BADGES ON THE BORDER INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK June 18th, 2019
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK 2019 SUMMER GAMES ARRIVE IN DUTCHESS COUNTY June 10th, 2019
SEFCU, SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK ANNOUNCE $25,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT YOUNG ATHLETES, AGES 2-7 June 6th, 2019