SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK ATHLETES TO LEAD DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE THROUGH NEW YORK CITY
July 12, 2019
NEW YORK CITY, NY – For the first time since its inception in 2014, New York City’s Disability Pride Parade will be led by athletes from Special Olympics New York.
The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14th, promises to be a monumental event. Over 100 athletes and fans representing Special Olympics New York will march alongside thousands of their peers. They will be joined by Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics International, and Stacey Hengsterman, president and CEO of Special Olympics New York.
“Prepare to see pride, excitement, and spirit,” said Hengsterman. “Our athletes are thrilled to lead the way in this celebration of inclusion and awareness.”
Now in its fifth year, this year’s Disability Pride Parade is forecasted to be the largest one yet. Marchers will begin their route with a gathering at Madison Square Park at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the parade will proceed down Broadway to Union Square Park. A festival will then be held at Union Square from 12 – 3 p.m.
All New York City residents, visitors, and media members are invited to attend. To learn more about the Disability Pride NYC Parade, visit disabilitypridenyc.org. To learn more about the athletes of Special Olympics New York, visit specialolympicsny.org
About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with nearly 150 schools statewide to offer unified sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. Learn more at www.specialolympicsNY.org and #SpecialOlympicsNY.
Robyn Armando, Vice President Marketing & Communications, (518) 930-4890, firstname.lastname@example.org