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May 2018
Special Olympics New York Newsletter
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Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs from ages 10 through 17 with a low average and above cognitive functioning and adaptive skills.  Our camp is located at Skidmore College which provides an ideal setting for our campers.  We offer a wide range of activities, each specifically designed to meaningfully engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and, of course, having fun!

Find Out More Here

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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Summer State Games- Volunteers Needed!
June 15-17

Special Olympics New York is coming to the Capital Region for our 2018 State Summer Games! We hope you will consider joining us in offering this wonderful opportunity of athletic competition to our athletes.
Athletes and coaches from across the state will travel to the Capital Region to participate in eight Olympic-style sports- Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball. Venues include Siena College, HVCC, World Class Gymnastics, Boulevard Bowl and more!

Service and social volunteers needed! Register Here

Upcoming Events
Spring Games at BHBL HS
April 28th, 2018
Join us for a Saturday filled with Athletics competition as our athletes compete in track and field events. A special thank you to our event directors, the Troy Fighting Irish, Siena Rugby team, BHBL Softball team, BHBL Tennis team, and all of our supporters for this event! Opening Ceremonies start at 9:30am.

Summer Games at SUNY Canton
May 5, 2018
SUNY Canton will once again host the NCR summer Games in Canton, NY. Athletes will compete in Track and Field as well as Basketball and Soccer and Skills.
For more information please contact:

CDR Summer Super-Regional Games
May 12, 2018
Shenendehowa Campus will once again host our Summer Super-Regional Games. With 8 disciplines in 5 sports over 700 athletes and their coaches from around the state will compete for gold. 

Call For Officials
Special Olympics World Games

The application process is now open for sport officials T he following information will be requested during the application process
  • Personal contact information
  • Sport Certification/License Information
  • Up to 8 Special Olympics officiating experience (year, competition, assignment/position/role).
  • Up to 8 Officiating experience outside of Special Olympics.
  • 2 References and contact information 
The closing date is 25 May 2018.

From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will descend upon Seattle.

14 sports will be offered,10,000 volunteers will be recruited,10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.

The Capital Region is excited to announce the athletes traveling to National games. Please read their stories below!

A Success!
 RPI Basketball Meet
April 15 2018 
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9 teams and basketball skills athletes joined together with RPI Athletics for a full-day basketball tournament for a Sunday full of stiff basketball competition. Congratulations to all of our athletes  and a very special Thank You to Karen Hansen and the RPI Athletic Department and student athletes!!
 North Country Fundraiser
April 6, 2018
  Athletes from Clinton and Essex counties had a great time dancing  at the Plattsburgh City hall rotunda dance.
Lenny's Shoe and Apparel presented athletes Bill Bradley and Brendan Jackson with a check for $1000 for Special Olympics New York.
 Runway for the GOLD
April 12 2018 
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        The 2018 Runway for the Gold was a resounding success and a great time for everyone! Thank you to all of our models, collaborators and supporters- 
Coca Cola 
Denooyer Chevrolet
Wilma and Frank Schmeler
The Sheehan Family
Join us next year for this great event!
 RPI Aquatics
April 4th, 2018

RPI Aquatics has been partnering with Special Olympics for over 15 years to host a local swim competition. A very special thank you to Shannon O'Brien and her family and swim family for their continued support!