Special Olympics New York Sends Delegation of Six to Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Albany, NY – Representatives from Special Olympics New York will join dozens of Special Olympics programs throughout the state today in the nation’s capital for the program’s annual “Capitol Hill Day.” This long-running event is organized by Special Olympics and includes more than 250 participants and volunteers from 47 states and the District of Columbia.

Special Olympics New York’s representatives are the following:

  • Stacey Hengsterman, President & CEO
  • Casey Vattimo, Senior Vice President of External Relations
  • Leigh Howard, Director of Program, Unified Sports
  • Alison Relyea Guilderland High School Unified Coach
  • Alyssa O’Connor, Guilderland High School Student-Athlete
  • Cole Miller, Guilderland High School Student-Athlete

“Special Olympics New York is proud to join programs from across the country advocating for federal funds in Washington, D.C. to support our Unified and inclusive health programs,” said Hengsterman. “The team from Guilderland High School is certain to have an impact, as they represent one of the strongest Unified Champions Schools in the nation.”

Special Olympics New York delegation members are available for interviews leading up to and after Capitol Hill Day. Interested parties may contact Casey Vattimo at cvattimo@nyso.org for more information.