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.

In Person Softball Practices Start Sunday, July 11th in Central Park. Zoom Practices Will Also Continue for People Who Are Not Yet Ready for In Person Practices

In Person Practices are Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
July 11, 18, 25 / August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Great Lawn of Central Park Fields 2 and 4

Enter at 81st or 85th Streets (East or West)

COVID Protocols Will be Followed / Masks are Required

We realize that not everyone is ready to practice in person.

Therefore, our Virtual Practices will Continue on Sundays from
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

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

In the event of questionable weather,
visit www.specialolympics212.com to find out if the fields are open.  
If in person practices are rained out, you are welcome to join us on Zoom

For more information contact specialolympics212@gmail.com

In-Person and Zoom Practices!

Excited to report that in-person Special Olympics practices will begin on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 10 to 11:30 am, in Central Park. We will be doing calisthenics and a modified track / soccer program. We currently have to abide by very strict COVID protocols. Therefore, we are only able to have 14 athletes at the first two practices (May 23 and May 30).

Because we currently have extremely limited availability, athletes who are interested in attending practice in person must send an email to specialolympics212@gmail.com to reserve a spot. You can only register for one week at a time to ensure that more athletes are able to participate. Merely sending the email does not guarantee that you can come. Instead, if there is still availability, you will receive an email which contains the specific location in Central Park for the practice and other relevant information. Sorry to be so secretive about the location but unfortunately at this time we cannot allow people who just show up to participate in practice. 😦

Unfortunately we are also unable to accommodate volunteers at our in-person practices at this time. However, athletes and volunteers are still absolutely welcome to join us each Sunday from 11 am to 12:30 pm at our Zoom practices, which will continue indefinitely.

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

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

Hopefully, if the COVID numbers keep declining, we will be able to have up to 50 people in person (total number of athletes and coaches / volunteers combined), starting on Sunday, June 6th!

Athletes still must have valid medical forms and comply with all COVID protocols. Here is a link for the medical form that must be completed by a medical professional before any athlete can participate in Special Olympics. SONY med consent blank new form 2019.  Medical forms are only valid for three years. However, Special Olympics is extending that deadline by six months because of the pandemic. Therefore, if an athlete’s medical form was signed by their doctor less than three and a half years ago, it is still valid. However, we recommend that all medical forms get updated ASAP.

Please email PDFs of completed forms to SpecialOlympics212@gmail.com or fax to (212) 319-6657. Always retain a copy.

Please contact Erica at specialolympics212@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy return to relative normalcy!

Zoom Event with Bank of America on Sunday, April 11th at 11 am

We have practices every Sunday from 11 am to 12:15 pm on Zoom. It is great exercise and a lot of fun. We also have an awesome dance party at the end of each practice with DJs Das and Zahn! Athletes and volunteers are always welcome. The Zoom Meeting ID is 386 628 027 and password is 12345.

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

On Sunday, April 11th our Zoom practice (11 am to 12:15 pm) will be sponsored by Bank of America. They will be bringing a great group of volunteers. If you can’t make it to our regular practices, you are still welcome to join us for this special event. Please wear a Special Olympics t-shirt if you have one. No worries if you don’t have one. The Zoom Meeting ID is 386 628 027 and password is 12345.

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

Free Virtual Health Screening with Medical Professionals on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 10 am

Special Olympics is arranging a special virtual health screening and program for athletes, coaches, volunteers, families, etc. Learn about nutrition, diet, exercise, hydration, etc. This is being done specifically for our program so we want to have a good showing. It should be great.

You need to register here in advance and then you will receive the link for the program: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_dQs_RzaERGSPFKrxLKxxxA

If possible, please measure your height, weight, and waist circumference before the program. But don’t worry if you can’t do it.

If you have any questions please contact Leanne Fusco at lfusco@nyso.org or (212) 661-6783