And they’re off!
The Shamrock Shuffle 5 Mile Road Race will be held on Sunday, March 25th in Glens Falls, New York. This is a fast and flat 5 mile road race and a perfect way to kick off the racing season. This will be the 32nd year for the Shamrock Shuffle, with all the proceeds going to benefit Warren-Washington Special Olympics New York. There is also a 1 mile kids run for all those little leprechauns, so round up the family and come support this great event!
Young Athletes Ballston Spa will host it’s 3rd class this weekend. This program is for our Athletes, and their friends or siblings, from ages 2-10. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Ballston Spa will offer this program every 3rd Saturday of the month.
To register, please contact Eva:
March 15th, 2018
Local law enforcement officers and Athletes from your community will be the Applebee’s wait staff by waiting on you!
|Queensbury||255 Quaker Road, Queensbury||Warren County Sheriffs, Wash County Sheriffs, Glens Falls PD, NYS Police|
|Saratoga Springs||3 Lowes Drive, Saratoga||Saratoga County Sheriffs|
|East Greenbush||594 North Greenbush Rd, Rensselear||East Greenbush PD, Troy PD, Rensselaer County Sheriffs|
|Latham||555 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham||Colonie PD, NYS Police, Albany County Sheriffs|
|Scotia||268 Saratoga Rd Glenville||Schenectady PD, Scotia PD, Glenville PD|
|Hudson||420 Fairview Ave, Hudson||NYS Troopers|
|Glenmont||291 Route 9W, Glenmont||Albany County Sheriffs|
*Queensbury location will be doing lunch and dinner shifts on March 15th and March 16th
Press Release For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Sarah Boink
Special Olympics New York, Capital District Region is honored to announce our delegation of athletes competing in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle on July 1-6, 2018.
The Special Olympics USA Games is a Premier, National Sports Competition that Showcases the Power and Joy of Sports at the Highest Levels.
In addition to showcasing the awe-inspiring abilities of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, the 2018 USA Games in Seattle will model the ideals of inclusion and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics movement.
The USA Games take place every four years with previous host cities being: Ames, Iowa (2006); Lincoln, Nebraska (2010); and Lawrenceville, New Jersey (2014). Now, in its fourth running, the next Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle in July 2018. From July 1-6, 2018 more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend upon Seattle and the surrounding region.
14 sports will be offered including Aquatics, Basketball and Soccer. About 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games. 10,000 family members and friends and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend.
Venues include the University of Washington, King County Aquatic Center, Seattle University and Celebration Park. The Special Olympics USA Games will be the biggest sporting event to hit the Seattle area in more than 25 years.
The 2018 USA Games will serve as a catalyst for the City of Inclusion initiative and will showcase the work Seattle area businesses and organizations are doing to create a community where people with intellectual disabilities are meaningfully and fully welcome and valued.