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Keep up with the latest news, updates and developments in each of our regions and across the state.

Media Contact: Casey Vattimo, cvattimo@nyso.org

Keep up with the latest news, updates and developments in each of our regions and across the state.

Media Contact: Casey Vattimo, cvattimo@nyso.org

Nine New York High Schools Named Top Unified Champion Schools in the Nation
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
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
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
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
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
Law Enforcement Torch Run 2020: Making a Difference, One Athlete at a Time
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
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
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
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
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
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.