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

Special Olympics New York Earns Guidestar.org Platinum Seal of Transparency As Giving Tuesday 2020 is Celebrated Around the World
Special Olympics New York is proud to announce that GuideStar.org has awarded the statewide organization its highest designation – the Platinum Seal of Transparency – making it one of the most trusted nonprofits in the country.
Special Olympics New York Launches First-Ever eSports Season to Keep the Thrill of Competition Alive for Athletes This Winter
Special Olympics New York today announced open registration for its first-ever eSports season available to athletes throughout the state.
New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc., Special Olympics New York Publish Recipe Book to Commemorate 50th Anniversary
How Are Special Olympics NY Athletes Selected for World Games?
Have you ever wondered; “How is it that a Special Olympics athlete earns the opportunity to compete at World Games?” Here's how it works.
Fall Sports Drills Designed by Special Olympics New York Now Available for Schools, Individuals Working Out at Home
Special Olympics New York is now underway with a Fall Sports Season!
Guest Blog: Will You Choose to Include?
There is an entire community in this country that continues to be overlooked and underappreciated: people with disabilities.
Guest Blog: Inclusion is the Golden Rule
Riley Park is a student and Unified partner at Horseheads High School. The following is an essay about her experience playing Unified.
Tone House, Special Olympics New York to Launch Inclusive Workout Series Aimed at “Revealing the Athlete in All of Us”
Tone House and Special Olympics New York are launching an inclusive video workout series as part of a new partnership between the two organizations.
Special Olympics Selects New York Unified Pair as 2020 U.S. Youth Ambassadors
Ella Mohney and Courtney Langelotti are one of only eight Unified pairs to be named Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors for 2020-21.
All-Stars Gleyber Torres and Willson Contreras Revealed as First MLB Players Named Special Olympics Global Ambassadors
Special Olympics announced Major League Baseball All-Stars Gleyber Torres and Willson Contreras join the ranks as Special Olympics Global Ambassadors.
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.
Feeling Hungry?Buy Our New 50th Anniversary Recipe Book

Recipes from our athletes and special guests such as The Today Show's Al Roker, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, and more! Published with our partners at NYSID, it's the perfect holiday gift.