News

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

Busting the Top 4 Myths About Special Olympics New York
Mythbusters might not be on the air anymore, but we’re still happy to carry on the legacy. To close out Disability Pride Month, let’s bust some myths about Special Olympics New York.
SEFCU Announces Donation to Special Olympics New York for Every Medal Won By USA Olympic Team in Tokyo
Olympics fans in the Capital Region just got another reason to root for Team USA. Every medal earned will help support Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches who are preparing for national competition in 2022.
Special Olympics New York to Honor Three “Game Changers” for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities
Three New Yorkers who have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic to support people with intellectual disabilities will be honored by Special Olympics New York at a gala celebration this Friday evening in Saratoga.
Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman Featured by A&E Network for Disability Pride Month
Special Olympics NY President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman will be featured by A&E Network throughout the month of July
Justin & Caraline’s Story
Justin and Caraline met through Special Olympics New York Coach Brian Tenety’s Unified basketball team in high school. Today, they carry on his legacy of inclusion as teammates and friends—on and off the court.
“The Greatest Honor in My Officiating Career”
Ellen Pikula is officiating softball at USA Games 2022! Learn more about what this amazing opportunity means to her in this article.
Infographic: How We Select Athletes for USA Games 2022
Many athletes and fans wonder how USA Games selection worked for Team New York 2022. In this infographic, we'll take you through our process.
Special Olympics New York & Crossroads Center for Children Celebrate 100 Young Athletes, Age 12 & Under
Special Olympics New York and Crossroads Center for Children officials hosted a year-end celebration of its Young Athletes Program.
Special Olympics New York Celebrates the Return of Unified Basketball
Special Olympics New York and the NYSPHSAA are proud to celebrate an ongoing 2021 Unified Basketball season.
NYC and Long Island Region Athletes Surprised with News of USA Games Selection
Special Olympics New York surprised five New York City and Long Island Region athletes Wednesday and Thursday with the news that they’ve been selected to compete in the 2022 USA Games.
Capital District Region Special Olympics New York Athletes Surprised with News of USA Games Selection
Special Olympics New York surprised four local athletes Tuesday with the news that they’ve been selected to compete in the 2022 USA Games, which will be held at Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.
Senator John W. Mannion Surprises Special Olympics Athlete Kayla McKeon with News of USA Games Selection
Senator Mannion today notified Kayla McKeon that she’s earned a spot competing in bocce at the Special Olympics USA Games 2022.