Western Region Update – 8/23/2013 –
Join us for our next Law & Order at Applebee’s on September 12! This three-hour initiative is one of the most productive fundraisers that we have, bringing in the most money, out of any region, state wide! Athletes and Law Enforcement team up to raise funds and awareness by helping to serve tables. The most important thing about this is the interaction between the customers and our athletes and Law Enforcement. We never know who likes these events more-our athletes or the Law Enforcement!
Western Region Update – 8/8/2013 –
On Saturday, August 3rd, the Western Region of Special Olympics NY hosted its regional softball competition at the Northtown Center in Williamsville. Training clubs on hand included Allegany ARC, Canisius, Cheektowaga, Claddagh Commission, the Lancaster Cardinals, and PARC Athletics. Thank you to our terrific event directors, Debbie and Greg, as well as all the volunteers who came out to support our athletes. Photos from the day can be found here.
Western Region Update – 7/18/2013 –
On Friday, July 26, Special Olympics NY will once again host an Over The Edge fundraiser at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 13, 2013
NEWS AND PHOTO/FILM ADVISORY
1,800 athletes/coaches coming to Buffalo to compete – All events free and open to the public
The State Summer Games is the largest competition of the year in New York for Special Olympics athletes, some of whom are past and future participants in Special Olympics World Games. The weekend includes a dynamic Opening Ceremonies, full day of competition in eight sports. The Summer Games are the largest of two annual State Games with more than 4,000 competitive experiences held each year throughout New York. Nearly 1,800 athletes and coaches will travel to Buffalo from around the state for the competition. All events and parking are free.
Friday, June 14
Alumni Arena on UB’s North Campus
Featuring the customary parade of athletes. Along with athletes participating in the official opening of the Games with the traditional lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron, attendees will also hear the world premiere of a special song “No Age in Love” written and performed by Tom Lorentz of East Amherst, a 2012 inductee into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Athletic competition will take place Saturday, June 15 in eight Olympic-style sports:
Athletics (Track and Field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Powerlifting, Tennis, Gymnastics and Volleyball.
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Aquatics, Athletics/ Track and Field, Basketball, Powerlifting and Gymnastics
University at Buffalo
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8 a.m. -1 p.m.
AMF Thruway Lanes
1550 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6017 S. Transit Road, Lockport, NY 14094
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Court Center
425 Meyer Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224
All event and volunteer information is available at http://nyso.org/
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 22 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. More than 61,000 athletes train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America.
Renee Snyder, Vice President of Development & Public Awareness, 518-203-8348 (cell), email@example.com
Amy Neveaux, Director of Development, Western Region, 716-861-9795, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics NY State Summer Games
University at Buffalo June 14-15