Meghan Reilly, Classics, ’20 is a Community Service Funded Intern with Special Olympics New York (SONY) located in Schenectady, NY. She received her funding by Roger H. Hull. The main focus of Meghan’s experience with SONY is to organize and attend competitions which help build confidence and character in the athletes. So far she has attended multiple events where she was given this chance. Some of the events include: the Arbor Hill Young Athletes event, the State Summer Games, and a golf tournament.
The State Summer Games were held at Siena College this past June and you can view the announcement video that was created for the games by clicking here. She states “I was in awe at the heart and skill that the athletes possessed.” Meghan was able to interact with 1700 athletes and coaches in a variety of competitions. “I loved the amount of exposure to the athletes that I got during this event and hope that more events in the future are as exciting as this one was!”
As she continues her internship, she states, “My dream is to do something that is fulfilling in ways that money cannot provide. This internship may inspire me to pursue a career working with nonprofits, or even inspire me to start my own organization. The possibilities are endless, and working here will help narrow down what my future career will entail.” Before the internship comes to an end, she intends to attend more events.
To view more photos from the State Summer Games, please visit https://specialolympicsny.smugmug.com/State/Summer-Games.