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Nine New York High Schools Named Top Unified Champion Schools in the Nation September 9th, 2020 Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman today announced that nine New York high schools have been named as National Banner Unified Champion Schools.
Special Olympics New York Young Athletes Program Receives Support from Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation July 28th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced a $10,000 grant from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation to support the expansion of its Young Athletes Program in Central New York.
Special Olympics New York Closes First-Ever Season at Home with Virtual Celebration July 15th, 2020 To cap off the first-ever Special Olympics New York Sports Season at Home, athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff, and fans recently joined together for a virtual celebration.
Albany Med Presents ‘Bonus Week’ of Virtual Training for Special Olympics New York Athletes July 13th, 2020 Albany Med and Special Olympics New York today released a “bonus week” of virtual training for Special Olympics athletes and the community.
New York State Golf Association, Special Olympics New York Announce Partnership to Support Growth of Inclusion in the Golf Industry July 6th, 2020 The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) and Special Olympics New York today announced a partnership to support the growth of inclusion within the golf industry, and to bring an unprecedented level of sophistication to Special Olympics golf programming statewide.
Special Olympics New York Announces Partnership with Mission Control Rec League Esports Platform for Rocket League Competitions This Summer July 2nd, 2020
Law Enforcement Torch Run 2020: Making a Difference, One Athlete at a Time June 30th, 2020 Special Olympics New York recently caught up with Trooper Heidi Riley, who was among the first to purchase LETR 2020 t-shirts for athletes, covering the costs of all 50 athletes in Olean, NY who participate in the annual Trooper Ross Riley Torch Run named after her late husband.
Unified Champion School Spotlight: Churchville-Chili High School June 11th, 2020 Churchville-Chili School District, which serves approximately 4,250 students in grades K-12 in Monroe County, introduced Special Olympics Unified Basketball at the high school in 2015 and added Unified Bowling in 2019.
Special Olympics New York Announces First-Ever Sports Season at Home May 28th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced the first Sports Season At Home in its 50-year history.
Special Olympics New York President & CEO Submits Open Letter to Reimagine New York Education Advisory Council May 27th, 2020 Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman recently submitted an Open Letter to members of the Reimagine New York Education Advisory Council, urging them to endorse the Special Olympics Unified Champion School strategy as they shape the future of the state’s education system.
Special Olympics New York Announces “Bonus Week” of Virtual Training for Athletes Provided by Capital District YMCA May 21st, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced a “bonus week” of virtual training for its athletes and community provided by Capital District YMCA.
Special Olympics New York Launches Resources for Young Athletes to Use at Home April 28th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced the release of a series of videos and supporting materials for children ages 2-7 and their families to stay active and healthy at home while formal Young Athletes programming throughout the state is suspended.
Statement by Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman on COVID-19 Outbreak in NYC Group Homes April 9th, 2020
Social Distancing Doesn’t Feel Good. We Know. April 8th, 2020
Special Olympics New York Holds “May ONE Mile” to Celebrate Inclusion & Community April 8th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced the “May ONE Mile,” a virtual walk to celebrate inclusion and bring the community together.
President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman Earns “2020 Above & Beyond Award” March 25th, 2020 Congratulations to Stacey Hengsterman for earning the "2020 Above & Beyond Award"!
Special Olympics New York Cancels State Summer Games March 25th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced the cancellation of its signature State Summer Games.
How RIT’s Photo Department Electrified the Special Olympics NY Winter Games March 24th, 2020 The RIT photography department helped make our Winter Games in Rochester something special. Learn more in this article.
Special Olympics New York “Going Virtual” with Launch of New Health & Fitness Program for Athletes Monday, March 23 March 19th, 2020 Special Olympics New York today announced the launch of a eight-week virtual program to keep its 67,000 athletes healthy, fit and engaged while formal sports training and competition is suspended.
Consul General of the United Arab Emirates New York Joins Special Olympics New York Board of Directors March 12th, 2020 His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen has joined the Special Olympics New York Board of Directors.
Special Olympics New York Suspends Training & Competition to Protect Athletes, Prevent Spread of Coronavirus March 10th, 2020
Governor Cuomo Proclaims March 6, 2020 “Special Olympics New York Day” In Honor of 50th Anniversary March 5th, 2020 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed tomorrow, March 6, 2020 “Special Olympics New York Day” across the state!
Mohawk Honda & Mohawk Chevrolet Donate Two Brand-New Vehicles To Special Olympics New York March 4th, 2020
Job Readiness Collaboration Takes to the Field March 4th, 2020 A guest post from NYSID, Inc. about their new partnership with Special Olympics New York.
One Volunteer’s Story from the 2020 Winter Games March 2nd, 2020 Here's an amazing testimonial from Winter Games volunteer Savannah Taylor.