Special Olympics New York Hosts the Peter Aquilone Winter Classic at Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. More Than 300 Athletes are Expected to Attend.
The New York City Region is thrilled to host one of the year’s most anticipated sporting events as the Peter Aquilone Winter Classic returns to the Javits Center. Details are as follows:
- When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 9:30am to 4pm
- Where: Jacob K Javits Center (429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001)
- What: Competition in Floor Hockey Team and Skills, with additional offerings in Young Athletes, Developmental Sports, and Field Days
- Who: More than 300 Special Olympics New York athletes and more than 200 volunteers
The event will also play host to Special Olympics NY’s Health Programs, of which there will be five disciplines: Healthy Hearing, Special Smiles, Fun Fitness, Health Promotions, and Fit Feet.
In addition to the more than 200 volunteers supporting the event, another 100 volunteers from New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters will be on-hand to set up the floor hockey rinks.
Sponsors for this year’s competition include Liberty Dental Plan, New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters, ESPN, accessiBe, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, Disney, Local 388, NHL, Nestlé Health Science, and ACA NY.
About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 31,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.