News Archives

Title Date Summary
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
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.