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Let the Games Begin in Rochester! Golisano Foundation is Premier Sponsor of Special Olympics New York 2012/2013 Winter Games
Nov 11, 2011 --Rochester, New York has been awarded the bid to host the the 2012 and 2013 State Special Olympics Winter Games. The Golisano Foundaiton is the premier sponsor. Winter Games is one of three annual state games and more than 3,500 competitions held annually across New York. Nearly 850 athletes and coaches will attend. Read more

Golisano Foundation Awards $440,000 to Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association to Open Transitional Residence for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Traumatic Brain Injury
May 20, 2011 --Happiness House is pleased to announce a partnership with the Golisano Foundation to support the construction of a 5,300 square foot eight person transitional residences equipped with eight efficiency apartments in Canandaigua. This “one of a kind” transitional home will assist in serving three young adults with disabilities and five adults with TBI. Read more

Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics Launch Campaign to Spread the Word to End the "R" Word
Feb 14, 2011--We're challenging Rochester to Spread the Word to End the R Word (retarded) and help create a more accepting world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Help us build awareness for thinking about and making a stand against using the words “retard” or “retarded,” words that have gained popularity in culture, but are offensive and hurtful. Read more

WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies Host the Ninth Annual Dialogue on Disability Initiative
Jan 11, 2011--WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies kick off the ninth year of Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series on Sunday, January 16. The weeklong outreach initiative is designed to encourage community conversations about the perspectives and abilities of people with disabilities. Read more

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