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New Jersey

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Young Athlete Program was created in consultation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to meet the physical and developmental needs of children, ages 2 ½ to 7, in the areas of physical activity and play, with an emphasis on sports skill development. 
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Special Olympics New Jersey currently serves more than 24,000 athletes throughout the state. All programs are free to registered athletes including insurance, facilities, equipment, uniforms, housing & meals for events, awards, sports, education and more. In addition to programs offered on the local, county, sectional and state levels, Special Olympics New Jersey offers free programs and activities at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex in Lawrenceville, including Camp Shriver, fitness training, Athlete University, coach and volunteer training sessions, family programs and so much more.

Through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities are benefited physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened, and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding individuals with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.

New Jersey Contact Info

1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

+1 (609) 896-8000

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • May
    01
    Central Aquatics Sectional
    May 01, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Hightstown
    New Jersey
    Central Aquatics Sectional

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of aquatics competition.

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    May 01, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    The Peddie School
    Hightstown, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    01
    South Bocce Sectional
    May 01, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Sewell
    New Jersey
    South Bocce Sectional

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of bocce competition.

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    May 01, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Washington Township High School
    Sewell, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    02
    The Perlman Cup
    May 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Monroe Twp.
    New Jersey
    The Perlman Cup

    The Perlman Cup is a golf outing for women dedicated to and in memory of Bessie Cutter Perlman, founder of Special Olympics New Jersey. This event to benefit the more than 25,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey is designed to accommodate beginners, as well as experienced golfers.

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    Email: perlmancup@sonj.org

    May 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Forsgate Country Club
    Monroe Twp., New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    04
    Nutrition Seminar Series
    May 04, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Hillsborough
    New Jersey
    Nutrition Seminar Series

    Healthy and Easy Meals (bring your appetite, includes meal demontration)

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    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: ap@sonj.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000

    May 04, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    ShopRite of Hillsborough
    Rt 206 & Amwell Rd
    Hillsborough, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    07
    Softball League
    May 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

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    May 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    07
    Central Bocce Sectional
    May 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Central Bocce Sectional

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of bocce competition.

    For more information

    May 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    SONJ Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    11
    Nutrition Seminar Series
    May 11, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Hillsborough
    New Jersey
    Nutrition Seminar Series

    You’re invited to attend our Nutrition Seminar Series, hosted by Samantha Nuzio, RD from ShopRite/Wakefern! : Portion Control, Restaurants & Vending Machines

    For more information
    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: AP@sonj.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000

    May 11, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    ShopRite of Hillsborough
    Rt 206 & Amwell Rd
    Hillsborough, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    12
    Family Health Forum
    May 12, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    Family Health Forum

    The Family Health Forum will focus on sports nutrition, concussion education and conditioning and sport safety. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to TeamLink@BarnabasHealth.org! Use the phone number below or email ap@sonj.org with any questions.

    For more information
    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: TeamLink@BarnabasHealth.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000 ext. 26

    May 12, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Riverwinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr,
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    14
    Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey
    May 14, 2016
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Riverton
    New Jersey
    Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey

    Make your reservations now for the 3rd Annual Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey sponsored by the Riverton Law Enforcement Torch Run. There are TWO seatings for this event: 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Prices are $25/adult and $8/child. Call today to make your reservations!

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    Phone: 856-303-8700

    May 14, 2016
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Orange Blossom Bakery and Cafe
    308 Broad St.
    Riverton, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    14
    Ridgefield Comedy Night
    May 14, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Ridgefield
    New Jersey
    Ridgefield Comedy Night

    Join us for this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Ridgefield Police Department PBA Local 330. Tickets cost $55/person and will get you a comedy show, beefsteak dinner, beverages, and chances for cash and merchandise raffle prizes! Attendees must be over 21 years old. Tickets sold in advance ONLY by calling Greg at (201)943-5213.

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    Contact: Greg
    Phone: 201-943-5213

    May 14, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Ridgefield Community Center
    725 Slocum Avenue
    Ridgefield, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    14
    Softball League
    May 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    May 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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