Central Region athlete, Alek Fiorenza, at the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament.

The 28th Annual Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament took place on March 13th-15th. The tournament was hosted by Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Ohio, however, was held at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY in conjunction with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). The Central Region was represented by two athletes, Alek Fiorenza and Jin Sook Swizdor, their Unified partners, Kerry Dale and Megan Rutledge, and Central Region coach Debbie Smith. On Wednesday, March 14th, the Unified team competition took place, in which the Central Region team brought home a bronze medal. On Thursday, March 15th, the team split into pairs for the Unified doubles competition. Alek Fiorenza and partner Kerry Dale earned a bronze medal in their respective division while Jin Sook Swizdor and partner Megan Rutledge bowled their way to a gold medal in their division. Congratulations to Alek, Jin Sook, Kerry, Megan and Debbie on an outstanding performance!


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Tully’s Law & Orders

Tully’s Law & Orders

Save the date and join us for Tully’s Law & Orders.  Last year this event raised nearly $14,000 to sponsor 35 Special Olympics NY athletes.


When:                Thursday, May 3, 2018

5:00pm-8:00pm (arrive at 4:45pm)

Tully’s will provide dinner for volunteers


Where:              Tully’s Fairmount

                              3355 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219


                              Tully’s Erie Blvd.

                              2943 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse, NY 13224


                              Tully’s Liverpool

                              311 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088


                              Tully’s Cicero

                              7838 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY 13039


                              Tully’s Vestal

                              4700 Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY 13850


                              Tully’s Watertown

                              1050 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601


Special Olympics athletes are needed to partner with our law enforcement. Please complete and return the volunteer form.

2018 Tully’s Info Sheet



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Central Regional Update – 11/15/2017

Congratulations to Larry Kolwaite
2017 Special Olympics New York Coach of the Year
The Central Region would like to congratulate Larry Kolwaite who was recently named the 2017 Special Olympics New York Coach of the Year. Larry has been involved with Special Olympics New York for more than thirty-five years acting as a coach, mentor, clinician and ambassador. He currently coaches cycling, swimming and Nordic skiing and is the Sport Director for the Regional Aquatics competition. Larry has proven to be a valuable asset to the Central Region and its staff. His willingness and effort to support and grow program activities is exemplary and we are fortunate to have him in our Region. Larry is now a nominee for Special Olympics North America Coach of the Year. Congratulations Larry, we wish you the best of luck!


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Central Regional Update – 8/24/2017

Upcoming Events:

August 25th: Copper City Golf Skills- Hidden Valley GC, Whitesboro

September 9th: Super Regional Bocce- Toccolana Club, Rome

September 16th: Super Regional Cycling- Griffiss Industrial Park, Rome

September 16th: ST Regional Fall Tournament (Cross Country, Softball)

September 23rd: GR Super Regional Soccer- Total Sports Experience

September 30th: GR Super Regional Softball- Midlakes High School


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