There were a lot of smiles Monday at the New York State Office Building in Syracuse.
Kayla McKeon, of North Syracuse, learned she'll be representing Team New York at Disney World during the Special Olympics USA Games next year.
....That's not the only reason there were so many smiles.
New York state Sen. John Mannion announced $150,000 in state funding will support the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the state. It's a welcome boost for Special Olympics officials.
"This is just really a really good shot in the arm to us to just encourage us to keep going, doing what we're doing and doing it well, and getting everyone back together again. They missed us and we certainly missed them," said Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman.