Cops on Top Aug 18 in the North Country

Join us Monday, August 18th, 2014 for the 2nd Annual DUNKIN’ DONUTS Cops on Top.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are teaming up to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes by stationing law enforcement at participating DUNKIN’ DONUTS locations throughout Clinton, Essex, Franklin & St. Lawrence Counties.

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The 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge will take place on November 8th

The 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge will take place on November 8th

It many still be sunny and hot outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Plunge. The 2014 Polar Plunge sites are up and waiting for YOU to register!! The 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge will take place on November 8th, followed by the 6th Annual St. Lawrence Seaway Plunge in Massena on November 16th!! Don’t miss the BIGGEST fundraisers in the area for the athletes of Special Olympics NY!! Go to and click on the Plunge in your area to get a team started today!!

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North Country Region Athletes to Compete in 2006 Special Olympics USA National Games

June 28, 2006

Local athletes John Roach and Debbie Tuper joins Team New York traveling to Inaugural event in Ames, Iowa. Special Olympics New York officially announces that John Roach of Ogdensburg and Debbie Tuper of Malone will participate in the first-ever Special Olympics USA National Games, July 2 – 7, 2006, in Ames, Iowa. The 2006 USA National Games will be one of the largest multi-sporting events to happen next year.

Roach will participate in Athletics and Tuper will compete in Tennis. They are just a couple of 3,000 Special Olympics athletes expected to compete at National Games. They were selected after qualifying at last year’s State Summer Games on Long Island at Hofstra University.

Special Olympics is a year-round sports organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. With more than 170 million worldwide (approximately 7 million in the United States), people with intellectual disabilities make up the largest disability population in the world. Intellectual disability crosses the lines of racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic backgrounds, and can occur in any family. Currently, Special Olympics is nearly 2 million athletes strong in more than 150 nations around the world.

When asked about how Special Olympics have changed his life, Tuper said “I meet a lot of new people, work with different coaches, and have a lot of fun. I’ve gotten to know new sports, do new things and have been able to travel to several cities across the state.”

To obtain more information on these local athlete please contact Laurie Kennedy ( or Susan MacBryde ( for assistance.