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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 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm  (program begins at 6:00 pm)  at the  Desmond Hotel and Conference Center,  600 Albany Shaker Rd.,  Albany, NY 12211.  Business casual attire is requested.
For more information and to reserve tickets click the link below. 
Training Club Opportunities for Western Region Athletes

The Friends United training club will begin bowling in September at locations in Lackawanna, Tonawanda, and West Seneca. Click here for the full schedule. Athletes with valid medical and consent forms are welcome to join.

The Elite Iron powerlifting club will start training again on October 6 in the Wheatfield area. Sessions will be on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Interested athletes with valid medical and consent forms can email Barb Jacob at or call 716-536-1408 after 4:00 p.m.
Law and Order at Applebee's - Sept. 14

Special Olympics athletes will once again partner with local law enforcement officials for Law and Order night at Applebee's locations on Sept. 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Click here to register an athlete to participate in the event and join in the fun!
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!

2019 World Games

The 2019 World Summer Games will be held in Abu Dubai, UAE! Special Olympics USA is looking for Director Positions (3) on the Management Team for World Games.  Volunteers with at least 5 years of experience with Special Olympics, have been a member of a previous SO USA delegation for a World Games, and have strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply!  The deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, September 1st, 2017. 

Job Description & Application - Director Position

Coaching roles at the 2019 World Games are also available to apply for. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Reminders and Updates

Western Regional Bocce - Registrations due Sept. 1

Super Regional Soccer - Registrations due Sept. 8

Super Regional Softball - Registrations due Sept. 15
"Each time I volunteer with Special Olympics NY I want to come back for more - the athletes are amazing!"

Emily, Special Olympics Volunteer