Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

New York

Special Olympics New York athletes are truly the greatest athletes in the world. Sure, they all want to win, but our athletes know something that many other athletes do not. Winning is not everything -- competing and giving the best effort -- this is what makes an athlete great.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.    
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Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics New York currently serves more than 64,659 athletes (2013 census) throughout the state. They train for weeks and months to prepare for local, regional and statewide competition. They are supported by more than 4,663 certified coaches and 35,299 event volunteers. Athletes are never charged to participate in our programs.  

Special Olympics New York is headquartered in Schenectady, serving the Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley, Central, Western, Capital , North Country, Southern Tierand Genesee regions.

New York Contact Info

504 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

+1 (518) 388-0790

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Upcoming Events

  • мар
    01
    Spread the Word Day in Western New York
    Ср мар 01, 2017
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Buffalo and Niagara Falls
    NY
    USA

    Spread the Word Day in Western New York

    Ср мар 01, 2017
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Join us as we Spread the Word to End the R-Word across Western New York! Representatives will be at the following locations on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 for your chance to sign the pledge and be entered to win a piece of jewelry from the "Embrace the Difference" collection: Spot Coffee (227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo) 12pm-6pm Daily Planet (1862 Hertel Ave., Buffalo) 10am-2pm Uncle Bill's Coffee Stop (533 10th Street, Niagara Falls) 10am-2pm Grateful Grind (3225 Main St. near UB South campus) 10am-2pm Thank you to the following agencies/organizations for their support: UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, People Inc., Erie County Office for the Disabled, Unique Theatre Company, SANYS, Golisano Center, Guys Group WNY, Friends of Night People, Reeds/Jenss, DEAN of WNY


    Related Link(s):Facebook event

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Several coffee shops across WNY
    Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY
    USA
    Community-based coffee shops in Western New York
  • мар 14 - мар 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Вт мар 14 - Сб мар 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Вт мар 14 - Сб мар 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • мар
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Вс мар 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Вс мар 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
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