USA: 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.
New York Summer Sports
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 68,547 (2016 census) throughout the state. They train for weeks and months to prepare for local, regional and statewide competition. They are supported by more than 4,767 certified coaches and 37,318 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

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504 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

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+1 (518) 388-0790

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Upcoming Events

  • Jan
    27
    New York CDR Winter Super Regional Event
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    Sat Jan 27, 2018
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Queensbury
    New York
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    New York CDR Winter Super Regional Event

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    Sat Jan 27, 2018
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Join us as over 200 athletes compete in this multi-sport, multi-region event. Our healthy athlete screenings will also take place at this event.


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    West Mountain
    59 West Mountain Road
    Queensbury, New York
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  • Feb
    11
    New York CDR Super Regional Snowboarding
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    Sun Feb 11, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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    Windham
    New York
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    New York CDR Super Regional Snowboarding

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    Sun Feb 11, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Please join us for the regional snowboarding event this year! We are joining with the adaptive sports foundation and USASA.


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    Windham Mountain
    19 Resort Dr
    Windham, New York
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  • May
    12
    New York CDR Summer Super Regional
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    Sat May 12, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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    Clifton Park
    New York
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    New York CDR Summer Super Regional

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    Sat May 12, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Over 600 athletes will compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, and Volleyball at this all-day event.


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    Shenendehowa High School
    970 NY-146
    Clifton Park, New York
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

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