Sep 18, 2007
Sep 18, 2007
NYU, in partnership with Special Olympics New York, will host a reception to honor Team USA New York athletes and NYU students participating in World Games in Shanghai in October, 2007, tomorrow, Wednesday September 19th, 2007.
- WHO: Nearly 20 Special Olympics New York Team USA athletes from Long Island, Westchester and New York City Region as well as NYU students, who will be volunteering at the Shanghai World Games, will be honored at a send-off celebration. The athletes and students will be joined by the athletes’ family members, NYU Faculty and Staff, and representatives from Bank of America, a Team USA sponsor. Special Olympics New York sponsors also will be in attendance.
- WHAT: New York University hosted reception to honor Team USA New York athletes and NYU students participating in World Games in Shanghai in October, 2007.
- WHEN: Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- WHERE: Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10003
- WHY: In addition to celebrating Team USA athletes, the reception also will serve to announce the partnership between NYU and Special Olympics New York. The relationship is timely because NYC has been chosen as the pilot city for a new Urban Strategy developed by Special Olympics Incorporated. This initiative was designed to expand services in major cities. Special Olympics participants represent the largest disability population in NYC (and the world.) The goal is to double the number of athletes in NYC from 20,000 to 40,000 by the end of 2010.