For over 50 years, New York Special Olympics has provided athletic training and athletic competition in many Olympic-style sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The Special Olympics gives them the chance to develop their fitness, show their courage, have fun and participate in this great event. Everyone comes together for a sport they all love and the excitement of the games.
Special Olympics start in New York
The 2021 State Fall Games were back for the first time since 2015 and it took place in Glen Falls. By all accounts, it was a HUGE success for everyone involved and the good news is that it will be back in 2022. Check out the Special Olympics torch lighting below:
These are the efforts and financial contributions of so many people who make this wonderful event possible. On September 17th, Dunkin ‘hosted its annual “Go for the Gold” event with several Dunkin’ locations in the Southern Tier.
Friends of (like me) and friends of Dunkin ‘along with local law enforcement helped raise over $ 15,000 for Special Olympics New York as part of the “Go for the Gold” campaign.
It helped bear the cost of athletic training and future competitions and here’s the best part. All contributions support Special Olympics New York programs for families in the south.
New York Special Olympics Highlights
Here are some of the highlights from the 2021 Special Olympics
Speaking of the Olympics, check out these classic photos from the first Modern Olympics in 1896
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LOOK: 50 images of winning moments in the history of sport
Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the numbers we have lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always look back on the winning moment of an athlete who seemed larger than life to us, remaining grateful for their sacrifice. on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images compiled by Stacker, showcasing various iconic moments in sports history. Covering the accomplishments of a multitude of sports, these images depict stunning personal accomplishments, team championships and athletic perseverance.