Cheektowaga – Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak will be presenting a grant of $5,000 to Special Olympics New York on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the 2009 Western Regional Special Olympics Bowling Competition. More than 150 Special Olympics athletes will be competing for gold, silver and bronze medals joined by volunteers, family members, local dignitaries and spectators.
Assemblyman Gabryszak has been a long time supporter of Special Olympics New York. The Special Olympics benefit the athletes in many ways. “They learn that winning and losing is not important, but achieving your personal best is most important,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said.
The athletes form friendships and a support system they need to build confidence to become productive members of society. “Finding the strength to overcome, determination and triumph are the real
rewards,” Gabryszak added.
Not only do the athletes benefit, but Special Olympics teach us many life lessons. The athletes inspire us to overcome challenges and do our part to make the world a better place. “You will leave that day with more than you came, I am sure,” says Special Olympics New York Regional Director Laurie Kennedy.
The Western Region Special Olympics Bowling Competition will be at 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. at the Thruway Lanes located at 1550 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14225, with the opening ceremonies to commence at 12:00p.m.