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CAPITAL DISTRICT REGIONAL UPDATE - October 2017
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Who Said It
"
Special Olympics changed me for the better. 
It taught me to celebrate the small accomplishments. 
It gives people with disabilities an opportunity to show what we can do.
"

Athlete Ambassador
 Emily Stephens
Spotlight
Meghan Reilly '20,  recently concluded her 300 hour summer internship with the Capital District. Union College did a write-up of her experience.

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Online re-certification options are now available to our  coaches . P lease click the link below to view the courses and/ or to begin the re-certification process. 
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Upcoming Events
Super-Regional Softball Competition
October 7th, 2017
 
Nearly 300 coaches, Athletes and partners will compete in this multi-region event. This event is a full day of competition from 9:30am-4pm at the McBride Fields in Mechanicville, NY. We would love your support, come join these 17 teams as they go for the gold!
Autism Awareness Day Extended!!
October 21st, 2017
 
The Great Escape is offering fall dates for Autism Days at the park! With discounted tickets, quiet areas, and unique activities, the park is aiming to raise awareness within its borders. Use the promo code "SONY" for discounted tickets, with a portion of your admission ticket going to Special Olympics New York!
 

FUNdraising!
Dine-To-Donate Events
   
 

October 19th-Red Robin 4pm-8pm: More Information Here
October 20th-Buffalo Wild Wings 5pm-9pm: More Info
October 26th- 99 Restaurant: More Information Here 


They Ran In Peace: 
SO's 5th Annual runDEAD Event
 
Please click above for more information

October 15th, 2017

Humans and zombies will be going head-to-head at the Orenda Pavilion for this years runDEAD event - will you come help save the planet from a zombie apocalypse?
 
For inquiries regarding the course or registration, please contact:  Carolyn Braunius
cb raunius@nyso.org

Looking For Participants
             
 Power Lifting is now in the Capital District!!
 
                        
  
  We are excited to announce that the Capital Region will be welcoming Powerlifting! All are welcome, no experience necessary! Please help us spread the word.

     If interested, please contact:  Ryan Miller
Rmiller@nyso.org
             
 Basketball Coaches Needed!
 
                        
  
  We are in need of some basketball coaches in the Galway region! There are currently open positions for both team and skills coaches.

If interested, please contact:  Michael Churchill
mchurchill1@nycap.rr.com
             
Team up with the  Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center for: 
October 14, 2017

21
st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk
                        
  
A Success!
Malone Bocce and Golf Skills Competitions
September 16th, 2017
Please click above for pictures from this event
 
These Fall Games are a huge hit each year!
Volunteers are needed, please contact
 Beth Demo: sonyncrarea27@gmail.com
Capital District Golf Super-Region
September 9th, 2017
Please click above for pictures from this event
 
The 2017 Golf Tournament was quite the success! Thanks again to our supporters, Bay Meadows and the Elks Club, and congrats to everyone who participated!
Local Softball Competition
August 20, 2017
Please click above for pictures from this event
 
The Capital District kicked off the Fall season with a local competition held in Ballston Lake, NY. Thank you to the Elks club for their support of this continued event!