Advocates Stroll & Roll 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm




Race up your running shoes and contribute to an organization that supports people with special needs.





 11:30AM 5K WINNERS ANNOUNCED and FOOD TRUCK RODEO featuring Chicken Bandit, Via Napoli Express  and Skippy's Ice Cream.


 Thank you to our sponsors:

 Kinney Drugs | MA Sales | Marsch & McClennan Co. | Nana's Toppings | Wegmans | Local 315 Brewing Company | Ye Olde Clipper Tavern | Walmart | Fleet Feet | Syracuse University | Syracuse Mets | Syracuse Crunch | Stewarts Shops | Nick's Barber Shop | Raulli | The Gem Diner | Tops Friendly Markets | Price Chopper | Green Hills Market | The Preserve at 405



Are you creative, artistic or just know what looks good on a tee shirt?

We're looking for you to help us create the first Advocates Stroll and Roll tee shirt! Put your pen to paper or even use a computer and print out your design! Check out the rules below and let's see the great designs you can come up with! We'll take the top three and post them in the Advocates lobby and on Facebook for everyone to see!  Entries are due March 31st!

 Official Rules

 By participating in the Stroll & Roll 5K Run/Walk T-Shirt Design Contest, artist accepts and agrees to comply with these Official Rules.


This contest is open to all individuals served by Advocates.

 Artist must complete and include the official entry form.

 Individuals may submit one (1) design for consideration and judging.

 All entries must be submitted on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.

T-shirt design(s) should be representative of a running race or walk for people with disabilities. Designs may include the words Advocates, Empowerment, Advocacy, Inclusion, Community, Dignity, etc. or be representative of what Advocate means to the individual and family being served.

 Advocates’ tagline: ADVANCING INCLUSION | EMPOWERING LIVES | CREATING COMMUNITY may be used, but it is not necessary to include the tagline.

 Use up to 3 colors and/or use black and white.

 Artist may have assistance from Mentor or family member.

Selection of Winner:

 All entry designs will be screened by Advocates to ensure that they comply with the rules and have met the guidelines and specifications. The Race/Walk Committee will narrow the selection to the top 3 designs that will be voted on publicly via Facebook and Instagram. In addition, the designs will be on display in the lobby of Advocates for voting on April 1. The winner will be notified by telephone, email or mail on or about April 15, 2019.


The winning t-shirt will become the property of Advocates and will be used solely for the purpose of the Stroll & Roll 5K Run/Walk. The winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card and will be featured in the Advocates’ newsletter and on Facebook.


All designs that are entered will be displayed along the raceway on the day of the race, along with the artist’s first name.




Submissions should be either given to the individual’s Mentor or Broker or submitted to Advocates, 290 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool, NY 13088. Entries may also be scanned in and emailed to Please denote in the subject line: T-shirt Contest




The last day for submissions is March 31, 2019


Questions: Please send questions to

Download the official entry form here.



Happy Holidays!


11/27/18 - We would like to extend our sincerest and warmest wishes to you and your family this holiday season. We are honored to work with so many families and we thank you for choosing Advocates for your support services.

State-wide, continued progress has been made in the services offered to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Because of this, we have been able to help individuals and their families create a vision for the future and most importantly, provide a way to achieve it. We are fortunate to be able to offer so many opportunities through Self-Directed Services, Family Reimbursement, Family Recreation, Family Training and Care Management. Within the last 10 years, we have been able to dramatically increase the number of individuals and families that we provide supports and services (please refer to page 6). In addition, Advocates now employs more than 900 Central New York workers and they all contribute to the success of our organization. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support people, families and staff.

As we near the end of 2018, our accomplishments include providing over $1.7 million in financial assistance to individuals and their families for medical expenses and adaptive equipment not covered by insurance, YMCA memberships, classes, summer camp scholarships, therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive swimming lessons, and transportation; and providing a mix of supports and services to more than 900 children and adults in Central New York.

To the families that we serve, our staff and board, our warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

Click here for more from our winter newsletter.


Advocates Inc. Affiliates With Upstate Caring Partners 

We're excited to announce that Advocates has become an affiliate of Upstate Caring Partners, Inc. of Utica effective January 1, 2018.   The goal of this strategic affiliation is to capitalize on the strengths of both organizations. Together we hope to meet the changing needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with a broad portfolio of services and supports.  Advocates will continue to be a leading provider of person-centered, self-directed services in Central New York.   We are excited to join UCP and its robust family of agencies in addressing the future needs of people with disabilities and expanding our geographic reach.  To find out more about this affiliation read our Caring Partnership Overview and to find out more about UCP read the latest Caring Partnership Newsletter.



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