Cantiague Park, Hicksville
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Knights of Columbus Fishing Tournament
MarineMax Marina, Lindenhurst
Great Cow Harbor 10k Race
5th Annual rUNDEAD Long Island
Massapequa PAL Field
TCS New York City Marathon
Annual Evening of Champions Sponsor and Athlete Event
Simplay , Hauppague
Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge
Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai
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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us
in paying tribute to
Neal J. Johnson
for his many years of friendship and leadership at
Special Olympics New York
A cocktail reception will be held on
Friday, September 15, 2017
from 5:30pm to 10pm
(program begins at 6pm)
Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
600 Albany Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211
We are so proud of our very own, Long Island athlete, Sean O'Rourke for completing the Lake Placid Iron Man last month. Sean is an incredible athlete, who trains hard and continues to push himself. Way to go Sean!!!!
Meet Richard O'Brien from New York, NY & Karen Robison from Brooklyn, NY, who will be running the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on November 5th for Special Olympics New York!!!
"I WAS BORN IN THE BRONX, RAISED UP IN PEEKSKILL, NEW YORK, WENT TO SCHOOL OUT ON LONG ISLAND AND AFTER THAT MOVED TO THE CITY. CURRENTLY LIVE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, SO I GO RUNNING IN BOTH CENTRAL AND CARL SCHULTZ PARK A LOT. I LOVE TRAVELING AND EXPERIENCING DIFFERENT CULTURES, AND MARATHONS I'VE FOUND ARE A GREAT WAY TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE MANY OF THEM. I'VE WORKED IN MORNING TELEVISION BASICALLY MY ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL LIFE SO MY SLEEP SCHEDULE IS BEYOND MESSED UP. FIRST, AT WPIX 11 AND NOW FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA. I LOVE ALL SPORTS, AND ANYTHING THAT KEEPS ME ACTIVE, BUT I'M JUST AS HAPPY AT AN ART MUSEUM, BROADWAY PLAY, OR A MOVIE. BASICALLY I JUST LIKE DOING THINGS SINCE I DON'T SLEEP THAT MUCH AND HAVE WAY TOO MUCH ENERGY. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS NY, SO I AM EXCITED TO RUN THE 2017 NYC MARATHON ON THIS TEAM!!!!!"
"I can think of no better motivation to run my first marathon, then to run as part of the Special Olympics of New York team. I first volunteered for Special Olympics my freshman year of college and was amazed by the organization. I have always been a person who enjoys the camaraderie of team activities and this is a unique part of what Special Olympics provides to so many. They provide an outlet to be an athlete, a fan, and a friend. Now I am challenging myself to be part of the SONY team and run 26.2 miles for an organization that celebrates the athlete in all of us. It would mean so much to me if you could support me in this endeavor."
2018 USA Summer Games
Special Olympics NY is currently looking for motivated, enthusiastic certified coaches and a nurse to join Team NY for the 2018 USA Games. Hosted in Seattle, Washington, the 2018 USA Games will be held on July 1-6, 2018.
BEFORE you fill out the application please be sure to read and agree to the Code of Conduct and Eligibility Requirements. You MUST agree to the conditions in order to be considered.
Simply fill out the coach application or nurse application either online or via download on this web site to be considered. If you are applying via paper copy please send your applications to Stacy Eder: By e-mail:
Applications must be received by online submission, or email by August 30th at 3PM. Notifications for coaches selected for the 2018 USA Games will be sent out at on September 1st. Those selected will be notified through Regional Program staff, Area Coordinators and by a congratulatory letter.
Thank you and we look forward to your involvement!
GO Team NY!
In case you missed the opportunity to get into the raffle for The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, there is still time!! Please call Jennifer Cantone at (631) 458-4078 for more information.
Fun In the Sun!
Come join us for a Fun Day in the Sun on Sunday, September 10th.
Where: Gold Star Battalion Beach at West Shore Drive, Huntington, NY
What: Athletes will enjoy a 2-3 hour cruise followed by a picnic lunch at 12pm.
Please register by reaching out directly to me at 631-254-1465 ext. 4205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Massapequa PAL Field in Massapequa
Registration starts 8:30am; Race at 10:30am
to register now and enter "EBD" for your Early bird discount of 10 dollars!