Team New York Travels to Disney for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games This Weekend

Media Invited to Sendoff Athletes & Coaches Friday As They Leave Their Hometowns Across NY

Albany, NY – Special Olympics New York invites members of the media to sendoff local athletes and coaches as they leave their hometowns across the state Friday and travel by bus to Albany, where the entire delegation will get together for the first time since being selected for the elite national competition.

Team New York will convene in Albany for a final sendoff celebration Friday night, before traveling by plane to USA Games in Orlando, FL Saturday. Media are invited to attend the sendoff as follows:

Friday, June 3, 6-7 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 400 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, NY 12110

Media are also invited to meet the delegation locally, as follows. Please note: Athletes and coaches will only be available briefly at these locations for interviews, as busses are on a tight schedule.


Friday, June 3

10 a.m., 250 West Housten St., New York, NY
10:45 a.m., Ponce de Leon Bank, 207 East 106th St., New York, NY

Long Isand
10 a.m., Special Olympics NY Offices, 560 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747

Western New York
12 p.m., 3600 Union Road, Buffalo, NY 14425

Southern Tier
12 p.m., Hampton Inn, 26 River St., Cortland, NY 13045

Genesee Region
12 p.m., Phelps Community Center, 6 Banta St., Phelps, NY 14532

Hudson Valley
12 p.m., 63 Bradhurst Ave., Hawthorne, NY

Central New York
1 p.m., 6315 Fly Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057

North Country
1 p.m., Parking Area off Northway Exit 30



About 2022 USA Games and Team New York

The Special Olympics New York USA Games delegation will include nearly 200 athletes and coaches competing in 14 sports: Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Golf, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Track & Field, and Volleyball. USA Games is scheduled for June 5-12, 2022 at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. More than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean will compete. Learn more or support Team New York here.

About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 31,000 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.