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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Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    07
    North Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Edison
    New Jersey
    North Basketball League

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

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    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    Edison, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    07
    South Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Basketball League

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

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    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    South Basketball League
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    07
    Central Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    New Jersey
    Central Basketball League

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

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    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrence Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    07
    East Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    East Basketball League

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

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    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Carl Sandburg Middle School
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    Central Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    New Jersey
    Central Basketball League

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

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    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrence Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    South Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Basketball League

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

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    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    South Basketball League
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    East Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    East Basketball League

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

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    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Carl Sandburg Middle School
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    North Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Edison
    New Jersey
    North Basketball League

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

    For more information

    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    Edison, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    18
    Nutrition Seminar: Learn About Labels & How to Spot Hidden Sugars
    Feb 18, 2016
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Nutrition Seminar: Learn About Labels & How to Spot Hidden Sugars

    Join us for the first session in this four-part Nutrition Seminar Series, hosted be Samantha Nuzio, RD from ShopRite/Wakefern. In this session, attendees will learn how to read food labels and avoid all of the unnecessary sugar. Open to all Special Olympics New Jersey athletes, coaches, family and friends. Reservation required!

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    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: ap@sonj.org

    Feb 18, 2016
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    SONJ Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    20
    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge, Seaside
    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Seaside Heights
    New Jersey
    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge, Seaside

    Are you ready to get freezin' for a reason? The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside is our biggest Plunge of the year. Last year's Plunge at Seaside saw nearly 6,000 Plungers dip themselves into the icy Atlantic! Want to join the fun and make a difference for more than 25,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey? Visit the website to register or donate. See you there!

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    Email: letr@sonj.org

    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Beachfront between Sumner and Blaine Ave.
    Seaside Heights, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    21
    North Basketball League
    Feb 21, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Edison
    New Jersey
    North Basketball League

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

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    Feb 21, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    Edison, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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