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CAPITAL DISTRICT REGIONAL UPDATE - December 2017
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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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Thank all the new volunteers that have signed up for our regional report from the Academy of the Holy Names and the community. I welcome you to the Special Olympics NY family!
 
Sincerely,
Special Olympics NY Athlete/Coach  Rob Rogers Jr

Upcoming Events
My Cause, My Cleats
November 30th - December 4th, 2017
Cleats being worn by Evan Engram of the NY Giants. Click above for more information on this initiative.
 
My Cause, My Cleats is a player-led initiative where NFL players can wear custom cleats for charitable causes during Week 13 games. The athletes who will be representing the Special Olympics this year are: 

Adam Gettis  (New York Giants) @NotOnDuty_
Davis Webb  (New York Giants) @Davis_Webb5
Evan Engram (New York Giants) @EvanEngram

Aaron Rodgers  (Green Bay Packers)
@AaronRodgers12 
Joe Haden  (Pittsburgh Steelers) @joehaden23 
John Ross  (Cincinnati Bengals) @WatchJRoss )
Tyreek Hill  (Kansas City Chiefs) @cheetah
Jamaal Charles  (Denver Broncos) @jcharles25
Joe Flacco  (Baltimore Ravens) @JoeFlacco
Michael Hoomanawanui  (New Orleans Saints) @Hoomanawanui47
Brian Peters  (Houston Texans) @brian_peters10
Ryan Switzer  (Dallas Cowboys) @Switz
Kareem Hunt  (Kansas City Chiefs) @Kareemhunt7 87200)
Eddie Yarbrough  (Buffalo Bills) @WatchJRoss    
Staley  (Chicago Bears mascot) @TheRealStaley


Please feel free to reach out to these players and say thank you or tell your story!

#MyCauseMyCleats #InclusionRevolution
Team Bowling Competition
Dec 2, 2017
 
Olympic Lanes in Menands, NY will host the 2017 Team Bowling competition where over 200 bowlers team up for this afternoon of Bowling.
NCR 27 Holiday Track Event
Dec 2, 2017
 
NCR Area27 
St. Lawrence University hosts athletes for a fun Holiday track event on Saturday, December 2nd.
This is the 6th year they have hosted this fun event and we look forward to an excellent turnout!

For More Information Contact: sonyncrarea27@gmail.com
You're Invited!!
             
Siena Saints Basketball Game
January 18, 2018 
                        
  
  
Join us as we pair up with Siena Athletics to honor part of Team New York for the USA Games in 2018!
Discounted tickets will make great gifts for the holidays!
Only $5 per ticket, Purchase tickets here by January 11, 2018. Limited tickets are available, hurry and order today!

             
 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
A Success!
Lake George Polar Plunge
November 18th, 2017
Please Click above for our smugmug gallery!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lake George Polar Plunge! Over 600 people took to the water with a few hundred observers in the Special Olympics fundraising tradition! 

Regional Bowling Singles Competition
November 4th, 2017
 
Click Above for more photos
    
KingPin Alley in Glens falls, NY hosted the 2017 Regional Bowling competition where over 200 bowlers tried to strike their way to gold!