Special Olympics of New York
Special Olympics is an international, year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 65,000 athletes in New York train and compete in 22 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Locally, thousands of athletes from the Capital District and New York City participate in training clubs and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community.