The 2017 THANK-A-THON

Community Champion Award-AYCO
The Community Champion Award is given to an organization that exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism. By providing altruistic activities, this award is given to an organization that helps to improve the quality of life for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Your organization’s service is a prime example of how a team can come together to improve our community and support our athletes at regional competitions and events.

Champion Advocate Award-NYSID

The Champion Advocate Award is given to an organization that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities. This award goes to an organization that helps others understand that everybody is different and that Special Olympics is for people who learn new skills slowly but are still capable of greatness.

Community Impact Award-M&T Bank
The Community Impact Award is given to an organization that makes a long term commitment to Special Olympics New York by making a substantial investment locally and statewide both monetarily and voluntarily. The Community Impact Award entrusts in the brand and reputation of Special Olympics New York and makes an impact by building an inclusive community.

2017 Rising Star Award-Fingerpaint
The 2017 Rising Star Award honors an organization that exemplifies excellence and dedication to serving the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. This award encourages organizations to look within their communities and identify a creative and impactful way to support an underserved population.

Community Inclusion Award-Sunmark

The Community Inclusion Award is given to an organization in recognition of their pioneering effort to include people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in everyday life. This award demonstrates an organizations commitment to diversity and inclusion in their employment practices, programs and community outreach.

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