Special Olympics 2023 World Games Spotlight: Stacey Weimer

Name a sport and Stacey Weimer has probably competed in it.

The 35-year-old Earlville native plays bocce, bowling, snowshoeing, swimming, and volleyball. In a few short days, she’ll take on her biggest challenge yet: Cycling at Special Olympics World Games 2023. Stacey will race between 5,000 and 25,000 meters against 197 of the best Special Olympics cyclists from around the world.

Fortunately, she’s had excellent training. She earned two gold medals at our 2022 State Fall Games in Glens Falls, New York. She also stays in shape outside Special Olympics with karate and horseback riding.

Off the field, Stacey is an excellent leader, having recently graduated from a three-year term on our Statewide Athlete Leadership Council. She continues to help advocate and fundraise, most recently by delivering a keynote address at our 2023 Syracuse Night of Champions banquet. Outside Special Olympics, she volunteers at ARISE, a center providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live freely and independently.

We know you’ll join us in wishing Stacey the best of luck in Berlin! If you’d like to support her on her World Games journey, you may do so by donating today.