Sam Giving Back to Special Olympics New York

The College Experience and the Transitions Program would like to offer our congratulatory wishes to Sam Nam for his hard work as an intern for Special Olympics New York located on New Karner Road! Sam is in his first year as an alumnus of the College Experience in the Transitions Program and has reached the expectations we have for alumni to serve as volunteers.

We would especially like to show our appreciation to Danielle Armstrong who assists with supervising Sam and keeps his Volunteer Coordinator updated on how to help him reach his potential. Here is a photograph of Sam with Danielle in their work space.

Sam College Experience Special Olympics New YorkSam works on the Games Management System (GMS), which is a large database of information about the Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches. He uses GMS to help the staff prepare for events such as bowling and basketball games, in addition to performing light computer work such as formatting. Sam has proven to being agreeable toward performing any of the tasks required of him.

Special Olympics New York is a prominent staple statewide, including the Capital Region where many of our individuals at Living Resources participate in their numerous athletic events annually. Special Olympics New York serves children and adults with intellectual differences. Currently there are more than 67,000 athletes across New York who participate in year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. They do require good sportsmanship and a good attitude, which Sam definitely has in his tool chest.

We thank Special Olympics New York for giving Sam an opportunity to give back, as well as the purpose they give our talented athletes within the auspices of Living Resources, Inc. and throughout the community!