Western Regional Bocce at Houghton College – Vote For Our Event at NCAA.COM
Houghton College served as host to the Special Olympics NY Western Regional Bocce Competition on Saturday, September 16. Click here to vote for our event on NCAA.com and help us win funding to support next year’s event!
Nearly 50 Special Olympic athletes competed in the team event, which was held on Burke Field outside the Kerr- Pegula Field House. The Alle-Catts, Allegany ARC Green Machine, Chautauqua Lakers, and Dunkirk Lakers were among the teams competing for the Special Olympics.
Houghton’s Student- Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) aided in the planning and running of the event, including building the bocce courts, scoring during the day, cheering on the Special Olympic athletes
With additional support from Allegany ARC and The Friends of Allegany ARC Foundation, the Western Regional Bocce competition was a great success. Houghton will remain partnered with Special Olympics NY as the long-term host of Western Regional Bocce.
Law and Order at Applebee’s – TONIGHT!
Special Olympics athletes will once again partner with local law enforcement officials for Law and Order night at Applebee’s locations tonight from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m at locations throughout Western New York. Stop in for dinner to see your favorite athletes and to support Special Olympics NY!
Training Club Opportunities for Western Region Athletes
The Friends United training club will begin bowling in September at locations in Lackawanna, Tonawanda, and West Seneca. Click here for the full schedule. Athletes with valid medical and consent forms are welcome to join.
The Elite Iron powerlifting club will start training again on October 6 in the Wheatfield area. Sessions will be on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. Interested athletes with valid medical and consent forms can email Barb Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-536-1408 after 4:00 p.m.