Fall Kickoff Event in Central Park

Special Olympics New York will be hosting its Fall Kickoff event THIS SATURDAY, August 13th from 10 am – 12 pm at Central Park (North Meadow Baseball Field #3).  Enter Central Park from the East or West Sides at 97th Street.

This event is designed to help recruit new athletes, coaches, and volunteers, and to show folks what Special Olympics NY is all about. Everyone — including athletes, family members, supporters, coaches, volunteers, etc. — is welcome to attend. There will be stations set up for soccer and softball skills, as well as bocce.

For more information contact nycregion@nyso.org or Kaitlin at (212) 661-3963, ext. 2210.

Here is the link to RSVP: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=Bl_WCsbbxUSDcZBrvgHnLI_4frjDCJRPkJ91gzAyC1FUQzlIUDdRQzg0Ukg0SlI1Q1FRM09MV0pYVy4u

Track season is being extended!

Weather permitting, in addition to Spring Games, which will be held on May 15, we are extending the season and will have track practices on May 22, June 5, and June 12.

Track is usually held Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Riverside Park (weather permitting). Enter the park at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (west side of Manhattan) at the statue of Eleanor Roosevelt. Walk down the hill to pass through the tunnel under the highway (the dog run should be on your left). Take the ramp down to the track.

All athletes must have valid medical forms and everyone must follow COVID protocols.

Please check http://www.specialolympics212.com after 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings if the weather is questionable or it rained heavily the night before.

We will also continue our Zoom practices on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. The Meeting ID is 386 628 027 and password is 12345.

Please contact specialolympics212@gmail.com with any questions

In-Person Track Practice, a Bowling Tournament, a Virtual Cooking Class, and Zoom Practices

In-person Track & Field practices will begin on Sunday, March 13th in Riverside Park (weather permitting). Athletes must have up-to-date medical forms and follow COVID protocols. Please contact specialolympics212@gmail.com for details and more information.

We have been invited to bring a delegation of athletes to compete at a Bowling tournament on Saturday, March 26th in Queens. Athletes must have up-to-date medical forms and follow COVID protocols. Preference will be given to athletes who participated during the 2021 Bowling season. However, if there is space, we will try to bring more athletes. If you would like to attend, please contact specialolympics212@gmail.com by March 10th.

Einstein Medical School has offered to host a virtual cooking class for Special Olympics athletes and their families. To gauge interest and help plan these sessions, please complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Xs6VHHKooUVJTSNa7

Finally, since not everyone is ready to participate in person, we will continue to have Zoom practices on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

The Zoom Meeting ID is 386 628 027 and password is 12345

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/386628027

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No in person softball practice on Sunday, August 8, 2021. We will have Zoom practice at 11 am.

Due to wet field conditions the ball fields are closed. There will not be any in person softball practice on Sunday, August 8th. We hope to have in person practice on Sunday, August 15 and 29. Please note that there will not be in person practice on Sunday, August 22nd because of the big concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

We will have Zoom practice at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The Zoom Meeting ID is 386 628 027 and password is 12345

Wet fields :(

No in person softball practice on Sunday, July 25, 2021 because of wet field conditions. We will have Zoom practice at 11 a.m.