Special Olympics New York to Host First-Ever Floorball Tournament Saturday in NYC

Manhattan, NY – The first-ever Special Olympics New York regional floorball tournament will be held at Javits Center in New York City Saturday. More than 500 athletes and coaches from New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier will compete.

Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and NYC Public Schools Chancellor David C. Banks will kick off the event during Opening Ceremonies, beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m.

The event is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies; followed by competition until approximately 4 p.m.
  • Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

The event will also include a Young Athletes program and free health screenings for athletes in five disciplines. More than 150 volunteers will support the event.

Special Olympics New York made the transition from floor hockey to floorball this winter, and Saturday’s tournament will be the first multi-region opportunity for athletes to go for the gold. Learn more about the transition here.

Generous sponsors of the event include Advance Care Alliance NY, AccessiBe, Bank of America, CNA, Curry Auto, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, Disney, Gallagher, Geico Foundation, Jersey Mike’s, KPMG, Liberty Dental, Mason East, Morgan Stanley, National Hockey League, Nestle Healthy Sciences, the NYC District Council of Carpenters, RSM, TasteNY, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 157.