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WGNA Helps Special Olympics New York [VIDEO]

Susan Handerhan, Special Olympics New York

Facing fears and overcoming obstacles was the theme of the day on Friday, September 16 as dozens of people looked over the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Albany and then crawled down the side of the 18 story building.

This unique fundraiser helps 51,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities participate in programs provided by Special Olympics New York, with neither the athletes nor their families paying to take part in any program. Since Special Olympics New York is not funded by the federal or state government, every fundraiser is vital to keep the mission going!

As I broadcasted the show safely from State Street, I watched dozens of people rappel down the side of the Crowne Plaza, each required to raise $1,000 to take the dare.  One of the highlights was watching Casey Danton from WGNA’s Sean and Richie Show and Brian Noe from The Team 104.5 in a friendly race to the bottom.  Watch the video below to see who won.

If you didn’t get the chance to support the cause,  you can still help by visiting the official web site of Special Olympics New York.

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