Special Olympics

Special Olympics NY goes virtual for 50th anniversary

Apr 20, 2020
Special Olympics

Spring is usually a time of intense training for New York's Special Olympics Summer Games in June. This year was to be particularly special, as the largest sports organization for people with intellectual and physical differences celebrates its 50th anniversary. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, Special Olympics had to get creative.

Special Olympics this weekend in Rochester

Feb 22, 2018
Special Olympics New York

The Olympics in Pyeongchang aren’t the only ones to look out for this weekend. The New York State Special Olympics will take place all day Saturday in venues across Rochester, with nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches in town to compete.

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It’s that time for people to brave the elements and jump into frigid lake water.

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Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers will be taking a risk at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today.

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers are expect to take part in Torch Run ceremonies across Western New York this week for the upcoming Special Olympics.

Polar plunge almost canceled due to November storm

Dec 6, 2014
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The November storm snow almost put a monkey-wrench into the 2014 Polar Plunge Saturday. Mountains of leaves and sticks coated Woodlawn Beach after the storm.