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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

Special Olympics New York Winter Games Comes to Rochester This Weekend
It all comes down to this. Approximately 1,000 athletes and coaches will travel to Rochester this weekend for the 2020 Special Olympics New York Winter Games.
First Ever Festival of Inclusion to Be Held in March
Special Olympics New York Kicks Off Unified Bowling Season at 62 High Schools
Special Olympics New York Advocates for Inclusion, Unified Sports, Health During Capitol Hill Day 2020
Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and Athlete Kathleen Maggi are leading a delegation of advocates today on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Special Olympics New York Announces Return of State Fall Games After 5-Year Absence
Special Olympics New York and Glens Falls officials today announced the return of State Fall Games!
Nine Inspiring Stories from our 2020 Winter Games Athletes
The Special Olympics New York Winter Games are coming to Rochester on February 21 and 22 with more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from around the state going for the gold in six sports: Alpine & Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding, and Snowshoe.
How Key Clubs Are Helping to Fuel Special Olympics New York Competition
Each year, the Governor of the New York District of Key Club International chooses a project to support. For current Governor Camille Brock, that choice was Special Olympics New York.
New York’s Commitment to the Next Generation 
Special Olympics athletes are the champions of today. Over time, they have proven that they belong in our sports programs, our classrooms and our workplaces. In the process, they have created a new normal for the next generation of people with intellectual differences, one that will define the future of our communities in New York and globally. As we ring in our 50th anniversary year, Special Olympics New York plans to become bigger and better than we ever have been – and we are going to make New York the most inclusive state in the country while we’re at it.
Dr. Vincent Siasoco Earns the 2019 Special Olympics New York Golisano Health Leadership Award
Special Olympics New York’s preeminent recognition for health partners and individuals has been awarded to Dr. Vincent Siasoco, Metro Community Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer.
Meet Generation Unified
More than 8,200 students in 172 high schools across New York are leaders in the fastest growing sports movement in the world. Find out more in this article.
STATEMENT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK PRESIDENT & CEO STACEY HENGSTERMAN ON UNIFIED SPORTS AMENDMENT
“On behalf of our athletes and partners in nearly 180 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools across the state, thank you to the NYS Board of Regents for extending Unified Sports eligibility to students over age 19. 
NYS Council on Leadership & Student Activities Selects Special Olympics New York as Three-Year Charity Partner
The NYSCLSA has selected Special Olympics New York as its charity partner for three years, through academic year 2021-22.