Special Olympics New York receving $200k

Money is part of state budget...

Rochester, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Special Olympics New York is receiving a big boost from the state thanks to the help of some local lawmakers.

 

During an event Thursday afternoon at the Gates-Chili High School Field House it was announced that the organization would receive $200,000 as part of this year's state budget.

Senators Rich Funke, Joe Robach, Robert Ortt and Senator Pam Helming were all on hand for the announcement.

The money will be used to expand the Special Olympics Unified Champions Program.

 

"It's incredibly important because it's a difference maker. Our goal is to help dispell myths and doubts and challenges and misunderstandings that people have about people who are differently-abled or have special needs and unified sports does that through the vehicle of sports, said Special Olympics N.Y. President and CEO Neal Johnson.

 

Thursday's news conference took place right before tip off of the Section V Unified Basketball Tournament.

 

 

 


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