HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL UPDATE – 1/4/2017

4 January, 2017

Competitions, Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities:
One of our esteemed State Athlete Congress members has been training all Winter indoors for an upcoming “by invitation only” Tennis Tournament in Virginia call The Xperience. Tom Adimari will be trekking down to Charlotte, Va with his family to compete against top tennis players form all over the US and even a couple of Swiss players at this elite tournament over the MLK holiday weekend. We wish Tom the greatest of success in his endeavors at the Boar’s Head Inn and Tennis Facility. Good Luck and safe travels!!

Most of the 2017 Spring events are posted on the calendar. Updates are being made and posted into the calendar as the information is gathered. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our calendar and simply click on the events that interest you. If you need more finite information, please contact Mercedes at 845.262.6010 or click her name to email her directly: Mercedes, vincent@nyso.org

For information on upcoming events, please check out the calendar link below.
Hudson Valley Regional CALENDAR

***Please be advised: We are hosting two (2) Time Trials (East & West) as we always do. However, there will be only ONE (1) Spring Games held at West Point. This event, due to the influx of athletes and other factors, will likely be extended about 60-90 minutes. Please understand this event is held a world class facility that only few have the opportunity to compete at. We will keep you posted and updated on any and all information as we receive it.

The upcoming FISHKILL Polar Plunge on 25 February, is one of our largest annual fundraisers. It allows us the ability to provide services at NO/ZERO cost to our athletes. Please support this event in any way you can. Give us a shout if you are interested in donating or helping out in any way. See Fundraising in the Valley below for contact info.

Coaches training will be offered on the following date: Sunday, 5 February, 2017 @ Copper Beech Middle School (Yorktown) at 10AM. Aquatics, Athletics & Basketball Training will be offered immediately followed by a General Orientation. If interested, contact Linda Efraimsen, lefraimsen@nyso.org or phone 845.262.6024.

Our Adaptive Games (MATP) event was held on Wednesday, 2 November beginning at 6:30PM at the West Haverstraw Community Center. The volunteers at this event were awesome!! Thanks to all involved fro providing our most challenged athletes with an opportunity to shine. We are incredibly grateful. Special thanks to the local Elks for continually supporting this event.

The Rockland Floor Hockey league began on Wednesday, 16 November and will run every Wednesday thru 8 February, 2017.

Fundraising in the Valley…

The 19th Annual Fishkill Polar Plunge takes place on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
at Sharpe Reservation!!

Two Plunge Times: 10AM and 2PM
Contact: Teresa Gilli – 845-262-6011 fro more information.
tgilli@nyso.org
http://www.2017Fishkill.kintera.org

2016 – 2nd Annual Rockland Polar Plunge – 11/12/16

2016 – 2nd Annual Rockland Polar Plunge – 11/12/16

Despite the cold, you all leaped into the icy cold water for our Athletes! Thank you to all who joined us, the participants, the supporters, Lake Welch Beach, 100.7 WHUD, the Sponsors (Somers Lions and Chestnut Ridge Transporation), the SP EMS, the SP DIVERS, the volunteers, the spectators, the vendors, families, coaches, and friends! Currently, raising over $21,000 for our Athletes! AWESOME!

To view photos and you do not have facebook, CLICK HERE

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HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL UPDATE – 11/9/16

“Justin feels a kindness for the people in Special Olympics and the sense of importance they bring him. It is a real self-esteem builder. – Bobbi (parent of a volunteer with Autism)

Program Department Fundraiser: Bid on Rick Nash Puck HERE!!!

NY Rangers Rick Nash Autographed Puck

Bid on this Autographed Rick Nash Puck w/COA

BID HERE on this Autographed NY Ranger R. Nash Puck!!

Competitions, Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities:

Most of the 2017 Spring events are posted on the calendar. Updates are being made and posted into the calendar as the information is gathered. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our calendar and simply click on the events that interest you. If you need more finite information, please contact Mercedes at 845.262.6200 or click her name to email her directly:

For information on upcoming events, please check out the calendar link below.
Hudson Valley Regional CALENDAR

The upcoming ROCKLAND Polar Plunge on 12 November, is one of our largest annual fundraisers. It allows us the ability to provide services at NO/ZERO cost to our athletes. Please support this event in any way you can. Give us a shout if you are interested in donating or helping out in any way. See Fundraising in the Valley below for contact info.  Click HERE to learn more!

Coaches training will be offered on the following date: Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 @ Spins Bowl Mt. Kisco at 5PM. Bowling Training will be offered immediately followed by a General Orientation. If interested, contact Linda Efraimsen or phone 845.262.6024.

Our Adaptive Games (MATP) event was held on Wednesday, 2 November beginning at 6:30PM at the West Haverstraw Community Center. The volunteers at this event were awesome!! Thanks to all involved fro providing our most challenged athletes with an opportunity to shine. We are incredibly grateful. Special thanks to the local Elks for continually supporting this event.

The Rockland Floor Hockey league will begin on Wednesday, 16 November. Rosters are available from either Charlie “Bones” Jones or our office.
Mercedes

Fundraising in the Valley…

Registration is now open for the 2016 Rockland Polar Plunge, taking place on November 12, 2016.
To register go to: Rockland Polar Plunge
Contact: Teresa Gilli 845-262-6011
ROCKLAND 11.12.16

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Register HERE: Paint & Sip for SONY-HVR

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Testimonial

Testimonial

#FridayLoveTestimonial
We wanted to share this beautiful testimonial. We transform lives in so many different ways. Here is a perfect example. We wish you all a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

My son Justin was asked to assist with Special Olympics by his middle school principal a few years back and his enthusiasm and constant smiles were a breath of fresh air for me and my husband to witness.

He worked the event for eight hours, giving awards out to every athlete. We were so proud of him.

Justin does not have any friends at school. He is not athletic, popular or ever picked as a partner to do an assignment with or team up with in a sport. He has never been invited to birthday parties by his peers.

Justin plays video games with computer friends that he has never met I think he has come to terms with his pragmatic speech problems and knows the comfort of leading a game behind a screen as opposed to trying to fit in with his classmates. He feels a kindness from the kids in Special Olympics and the sense of importance they bring to him as he gives them their awards is a real self-esteem builder.

I hope he can assist you in every event when you need volunteers.
It’s wonderful to see him so happy while amongst people we can actually see.

All the best,
Bobbi Zacchi


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