CDS Monarch Special Olympics is volunteer-based and governed by CDS Monarch and Special Olympics International with a local structure guided by Genesee Region of NY State Special Olympics. The Genesee region is composed of eleven counties. Monroe and Wayne counties border the northern region and Steuben borders the southern region.
Special Olympics is open to all CDS Monarch individuals (Residential, day program, or have CDS Monarch Service Coordinator). Due to volunteer limitations, CDS Monarch athletes must be over 21 years old. Younger interested participants can inquire. Other special accommodations can be made.
There are 35 Sports available to CDS Monarch athletes. One region does not participate in all sports. Athletes interested in participating in additional sports can be directed to the appropriate program.
- Snow Shoeing – January/February
- Basketball – March/April
- Swimming – March/April
- Track and Field – April/May
- Golf – July/August
- Bocce – August/September
- Soccer – September/October
- Bowling – October/November
Those interested in volunteering to be a Special Olympics coach can contact Deb Bean, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, at 585.347.1273. Those interested in signing up for a sport can contact Valarie Daniels, Recreation Manager, at 585.347.1628.