ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to restore state funding to the Special Olympics, according to the organization in a statement.
Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengesterman said that “Special Olympics New York is thankful to the Governor for fully funding the State’s annual $1.1 million commitment, and restoring the $50,000 for the Unified Champion Schools program. Special Olympics New York is grateful to the Governor for his generous support during a difficult budget year.”
In Monday’s budget, Special Olympics was set to lose $50,000 in funding.
A $200,000 increase to the organization’s operating budget was approved in 2017’s state budget. The 2019 budget allocates $150,000 for the organization.
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