Iron Eagle 5k & Fun Run
On Saturday, over 130 runners and walkers came together to honor the late Shane Bartholf, whose life ended too soon, for the inaugural Iron Eagle 5K & Family Run. Shane Bartholf was “relentlessly compassionate, endlessly encouraging and an avid adventure seeker who’s passion was supporting athletes be the best they can be at Special Olympics New York,” said Race Organizer and Sister of Shane, Leah Jacob.
Participants enjoyed a scenic run through the landscapes of Mendon finishing with a medal ceremony, music, bounce houses and sports massages. Over $15,000 was donated to the Genesee Region of Special Olympics New York where Shane volunteered over the years, whether through competition or in the office, Special Olympics is a cause that was near and dear to his heart and Shane’s family is proud to keep his legacy of compassion and love of sport alive with this race.
A special thanks to the Bartholf family for their support and being a friend to Special Olympics New York!
Special Olympics Athlete Scholarships Offered Through YMCA of Greater Rochester
Did you know that the YMCA of Greater Rochester offers Special Olympic’s Athletes a personalized financial assistance process for individual memberships?
Did you know that the YMCA of Greater Rochester is supportive of 1:1 support at all of their branches as a benefit to the Athletes membership?!
Read more here Genesee regional report 6.30.2017
The Genesee Region will host the 2018 and 2019 Winter State Games!
The 2018 Winter State Games will commence on February 23 with Opening Ceremonies,
including a ceremonial parade of athletes, motivational speeches, local entertainment and
the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center which will
also host Olympic Village and Healthy Athletes throughout. The Rochester Riverside
Convention Center will also host Closing Ceremonies and a Victory Dance on February 24,
Genesee regional report 6.23.2017
Rochester Area Triathletes will be hosting their 7th annual Youth Triathlon on July 22th at 8:30am at Genesee Valley Park. The triathlon is open to anyone ages 6-17 and there are three distances to choose from: Short, Long, or Teen Super Sprint. Special Olympics athletes can register at a discounted rate of$5 for the event, just select that you are a city resident on the registration form. Please check out the website here. If you have any questions or would like some more information please contact Betsy Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org.