Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman Featured by A&E Network for Disability Pride Month

A&E Voices Magnified Segment to Air 70 Times Per Week

Albany, NY – Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and the work of the nation’s largest statewide Special Olympics chapter will be featured by A&E Network throughout the month of July, coinciding with Disability Pride Month.

View the segment here.

“People with intellectual disabilities have tremendous gifts,” Hengsterman says in the segment. “Their whole lives, they have been told what they can’t do. At Special Olympics, we provide them the opportunity to show people what they can do. It is changing the way people think about people with intellectual disabilities. It is becoming an inclusion revolution through the power of sports.”

Voices Magnified is an original short-form series that spotlights a wide range of people making change in their communities, confronting challenges, and bringing people together. This collection of individual viewpoints gives a national spotlight to timely and important conversations about equality, inclusion, and social justice occurring across America today.


About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 68,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.