Green Machine Athletics is a sports organization for children (age 8+) and adults with disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions in Allegany and Steuben Counties. The ‘Green Machine’ teams, as they have been dubbed, currently compete in basketball, bocce, bowling, track & field, dance, and softball. The Green Machine teams participate in local, regional and state competitions through New York Special Olympics.
Green Machine Athletics is a free program, practices are held weekly and athletes do not have to be served by The Arc Allegany-Steuben to participate; athletes only need to have a diagnosed disability.
Green Machine Athletics is always looking for coaches and volunteers. No specific sport skill is required to be eligible to coach or volunteer, just a good attitude and a willingness to guide, instruct and encourage athletes to achieve their goals. Reinforcement of sportsmanship, teamwork, team spirit and self-confidence are also encouraged.