The Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 1st to July 6th. This is a great opportunity for our local athletes as Team NY's delegation includes 53 athletes, in which five are unified partners; 17 coaches and 3 youth leaders. Joining us today in studio are some of those Unified athletes.

Columbia High School has one of the first and largest Unified Basketball programs and thanks to amazing efforts from students and coaches alike they've been raising funds to get all the athletes and coaches to Seattle. There are more and more unified programs popping up all over the area and rightfully so. Just listen to Jacob and Ethan and hear the joy in their voices.
People can still support Team NY through Special Olympics New York website at www.specialolympicsny.org and click USA Games. Coach DiBacco said you could also email her directly at dibaccau@egcsd.org. No matter how you help, please do!