Special Olympics New York Holds “May ONE Mile” to Celebrate Inclusion & Community

Virtual Walk To Begin May 1st at 4 p.m.

Albany, NY – Special Olympics New York today announced the “May ONE Mile,” a virtual walk to celebrate inclusion and bring the community together. The May ONE Mile will begin at 4 p.m. on May 1st in communities across the state.

“If there is one thing to be learned from the Special Olympics New York community, it is the importance of inclusion; and that’s something we all need now more than ever – to know that we are not alone, that we are together,” said Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “Even when we are apart, we #WalkAsOne.”

Special Olympics invites all New Yorkers to join in the May ONE Mile and walk virtually with athletes, at a safe and healthy social distance.

To register, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org/mayONEmile.

While the walk is open to everyone who wishes to participate for free, those who complete the online registration and provide a suggested donation of $25 to support Special Olympics New York athletes will receive the official May ONE Mile Spotify playlist and be eligible for prizes, which will include awards for the Top 3 virtual teams and best dressed.

Special Olympics New York will livestream the May ONE Mile in a Facebook Event, where photos and videos can be shared among participants.


About Special Olympics New York

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, 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 more than 220 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.