Western Regional Update – 11/22/2017

“Each time I volunteer with Special Olympics NY I want to come back for more – the athletes are amazing!”

Emily, Special Olympics Volunteer

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Western Regional Update – 11/9/2017

Western Regional Bowling

Over 150 Special Olympics athletes came together on Nov. 4 at AMF Airport Lanes for the Western Regional Senior Bowling competition. Participating training clubs included the AlleCatts, Buffalo Storm, Chautauqua Lakers, Farr & Lombardo Memorial Club, Kenmore All-Stars, Lancaster Cardinals, Niagara-Orleans, and Town of Cheektowaga. Volunteer support was provided by student-athletes from Buffalo State College and Hilbert College.

Congratulations to all of our athletes on their terrific performances!

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Western Regional Update – 10/5/2017

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.


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Western Regional Update – 9/14/2017

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!

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