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

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.
Honoring the Guardians of the Flame for National Police Week
For National Police Week 2021, we’re celebrating the Law Enforcement Torch Run and everything it means to our athletes. Learn more in this article!
Rest in Peace, Charlie “Bones” Jones
On April 22, 2021, the Special Olympics New York family lost Charlie Jones to pancreatic cancer.
Guest Blog: “I would not be the person I am today without Unified Basketball.”
Horseheads Unified student-athlete Tyler Blitz describes why Unified Sports have been so important to him.
Registration Open to Play Flag Football at Highmark Stadium, Home of the Buffalo Bills
Special Olympics New York has opened registration for the 2021 Sun Bowl, a flag football tournament for the public.