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Buffalo Snow Bowl - April 7

Register your team for the second annual Buffalo Snow Bowl, a 6-on-6 flag football tournament on Saturday, April 7th at New Era Field. This is not a fantasy football game - you get an opportunity to play on a professional football field and hear the roar of your family and friends as you dive for the goal line! How? Register a team of up to 12 players and play on the field that the greats did!

This is an official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking. The four divisions are:
Pro League
Amateur League
Co-Ed League
High School League

***Teams must raise $1,000 to be a part of this event. The first 48 teams to raise the $1,000 will be guaranteed a spot to play***

Winter State Games

Last weekend, more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state gathered in Rochester to participate in the 2018 State Winter Games, featuring competitions in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding and Snowshoe.

A special congratulations to the Western Region athletes from the Buffalo Storm, Dunkirk Lakers, and Niagara-Orleans training clubs who did an outstanding job!

Click here for the 2018 State Winter Games photo gallery!


The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It's offensive. It's derogatory.

Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.
Apply to Run the TCS New York City Marathon to Support SONY

Special Olympics New York is proud to once again be an official charity partner for the TCS New York City Marathon in November. Right now we have secured 10 bibs with the opportunity for more. All runners must raise a minimum of $3,500. We are now accepting applications until March 19 th.
Support Special Olympics NY Through Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can donate 0.5% of your purchases on to Special Olympics New York?

All you have to do is log on to and select Special Olympics New York Inc. as your charitable organization.
Reminders and Updates

Local Basketball Registration - due March 2

Western Regional Basketball Registration - due April 6
"Each time I volunteer with Special Olympics NY I want to come back for more - the athletes are amazing!"

Emily, Special Olympics Volunteer