Come on out and support Special Olympics New York today 8/17/2018 AND get a free donut! 14 Dunkin’ Donuts locations across the Capital Region will be participating in our 4th Annual Cops on Top Event. This event takes place from 6AM-11AM at the locations listed and you will be greeted by local Law Enforcement and Special Olympics Athletes.
If you can’t make it don’t worry! You can still donate to your favorite location by texting the code listed to 41444. Simple and easy!
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!!
1,500 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2018 State Summer Games, featuring competitions in Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball. Siena College will host our athletes along with Hudson Valley Community College, World Class Gymnastics Latham, and North Colonie Central School District also serving as host sites.
The Summer Games are one of three annual state games and one of more than 4,000 total competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. All events are free and open to the public.
Opening Ceremonies: Friday, June 15th at 8 PM at Siena College, featuring the Parade of Athletes, entertainment and the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron.
Athletic Competition: Saturday, June 16th, in eight Olympic-style sports.
Volunteers are needed to: Set up and break down sports venues, distribute lunches, sell merchandise, and help with our Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Village.
Staff the following athletic competitions: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball & the most important role… to be ‘FANS in the Stands’ at Opening Ceremonies and at sports venues, cheering the athletes on to victory.
For more information please visit the Summer Games page.
Over 100 bowlers took to the lanes in pairs for this local bowling tournament at Sportsmans Bowl in Schenectady. This tournament has been a local favorite with support form the UAlbany Crew team as well as Fraternity support from Union DKE and RPI.