Athletics training this Saturday the 25th at WilliamsvilleEastHigh School from 9-11 AM. Details can be found below.
A big THANK YOU to those who have indicated they are participating in the APPLEBEES fundraiser.
Please let me know (if you have not already) if you know of an athlete that can attend.
Announcement: The Western Region will proudly be represented by Lisa Balus as the Head of Delegation. Lisa has been involved with many Special Olympics teams and sports and is attending Summer Games with the Lancaster Cardinals. Congratulations Lisa!
Remember the Date:
*SummerState Games - COMPLETE packets are due to the Western Office no later than May 1st. Spots will open up to other teams/clubs if registrations are not in.
*Registrations for the Super Regional Basketball Competition in Waterloo is May 1st. Registration forms go to Robin Mitchell (email@example.com) or faxed to: 585-586-7065. Please notify the Western Region Office if your team will need transportation. The informational flyer can be found online.
Thank you to those who have responded. If you wish to attend one of these trainings please respond asap so that arrangements can be made accordingly.
Athletics: Saturday, April 25, 9-11 AM, WilliamsvilleEastHigh School
151 Paradise Road East Amherst, NY14051
Registration is open until the 25th
Instructions: Meet in the gym in back of the school. Enter the second driveway and go straight back to the tennis courts. Enter the double back doors by the gym.
Equestrian: Date/Time TBD,
SASi High Hurdles, Elma, NY
Volleyball: Date/Time TBD
Western Region Basketball Competition
May 2nd, 2009
Run by Greg Belile and NiagaraUniversity Students
9:00am to 9:30am Registration & Check-in 9:45 to 10:15am Opening Ceremonies 10:15am 10:45am Paring Games (team) 10:45am to 3:00pm Team Competition 10:15am to 2:00pm Skills Competition 1:30pm to 2:30pm Skills Awards 3:00pm to 3:30pm Team Awards
Super Regional Volleyball and Aquatics Competition
May 9th 2009
Volleyball: BuffaloNiagaraCourtCenter (West Seneca)
Aquatics: CanisiusCollege Koessler Pool*
· 9:00-9:30 Registration at each location · 9:30-9:45 Opening Ceremonies at each location · 10:00 Coaches Meeting · 10:15-11:00 Volleyball Team Pairing Games · 10:15-3:00 Volleyball skills and aquatics competition · 11:00-4:00 Volleyball Team Competition
· Awards Aquatics: awards will be handed out throughout
the competition Volleyball skills and Team: will be handed out at the end of each
*Please note the change in venue for the aquatics competition. We apologize for any inconvenience, however the change had to be made in response to availability of facilities.
Houghton College Spring Games
April 28, 2009
Run by Carol Fial
Western South Local Track and Field
May 12, 2009
Strider Field, JamestownNY
Run by Joe Trusso
Olean Area Invitational
May 15, 2009
Run by Sheri Robertson
Western South Local Track and Field
May 21, 2009
Run by Maureen Bialaszewski
Western North Local Track and Field
May 27, 2009
Run by Liz Baker
Salamanca Schools Track and Field
May 29, 2009
Run by Margie Proto and Jennifer McAndres
Western Central Local Track and Field
May 30, 2009
Run by Debbie Fleetwood and Greg Belile
The informational packet can be found on the online file folder. There is a lot of important information!
Registration forms are due to the Western Office no later than May 4th
Please use the registration forms provided in the appropriate online folder
50 Meter Race 100 Meter Race 200 Meter Race
400 Meter Race 1500 Meter Race 200 Meter Walk
4 x 100 Relay Softball Throw
Standing Long Jump Running Long Jump Shot put
ADAPTIVE EVENTS-use adaptive Games Registration form
15 METER ASSISTED WALK 30 METER MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR SLALOM BEAN BAG THROW BALL THROW FOR DISTANCE BOWLING
Law & Orders
Please pass on this information to your athletes and parents/guardians/staff.
We are looking for 1-2 athletes with a parent/guardian/coach to be at each Applebees location to help greet customers, work with the law enforcement officers and make sure everyone is enjoying their dinner.
Here is a list of locations:
5017 Transit Road Williamsville 4405 Milestrip Road Blasdell 3189 Erie Boulevard East DeWitt 1608 Military RoadNiagara Falls 1641 Niagara Falls BlvdAmherst 5822 South Transit RoadLockport 340 East Fairmount AvenueLakewood 2656 Delaware AvenueBuffalo 1785 Walden AvenueCheektowaga 1050 Union Road West Seneca 4967 Transit Road Depew 3908 Vineyard DriveDunkirk 3067 West State StreetOlean
Please contact me if you know of an athlete that would be interested. I would be happy to speak with any parent/guardian/staff member.
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 5:00-8:30 PM
This April, the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch run has an incredible opportunity with Applebee's. On Wednesday, April 29,2009 we have the opportunity to do "Law & Orders" again in your area! From 5-8:30pm law enforcement officers will be greeting the public, helping the waitresses get drinks, and bus tables while educating the customers about our initiatives. On each table there will be an envelope where the customers can leave a donation for Special Olympics New York. Historically in events like this we can raise anywhere between $500 - $1000 at one restaurant and with over 60 locations across the state we should have an amazing success!
Participating locations in our area include: Clarence, Blasdell, Niagara Falls, Amherst, Lockport, Jamestown, Delaware Ave., West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Olean and Batavia.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics is the movement's largest grassroots awareness and fundraising initiative, raising more than $30 million internationally in 2008. At its most basic level the Law Enforcement Torch Run was started as a group of officers carrying the Torch into Special Olympics games and ceremonies and it has evolved into one of the largest fundraising programs for the organization. Law Enforcement Officers have the opportunity to play a crucial role in the success of the events held here in the Rochester Area.
This is a tremendous opportunity with Applebee's to raise both funds and awareness for our programs! Law Enforcement Torch Run has been holding these types of events for almost 20 years, but never have we had an event with this much potential. It is my privilege to invite you to join us at this fun and exciting event.
With support like yours, we can continue to show that when people with and without intellectual disabilities are brought together by Special Olympics, myths are dispelled, attitudes are changed, and new opportunities to embrace and celebrate people with intellectual disabilities are created.
If you have any questions about this request or anything pertaining to the upcoming event, please contact: Melissa Wiggins (585)586-7400 ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being a friend to our athletes and their families
The word is out! The office is receiving many requests for new athletes to join Special Olympics! These athletes cannot experience the joy of Special Olympics without you. I periodically send out emails when I receive athlete referrals. Please respond whether or not your club is accepting new athletes.
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." ~Athlete Oath