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.
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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

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1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

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+1 (609) 896-8000

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • oct. 21 - oct. 22
    South Soccer Sectional
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    West Deptford
    New Jersey
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    South Soccer Sectional

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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct. 21 - oct. 22
    North Soccer Sectional
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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     
    location
    Clark
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Soccer Sectional

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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    Oak Ridge Park
    136 Oak Ridge Road
    Clark, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct. 21 - oct. 22
    Central Soccer Sectional
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    2 venues
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    Central Soccer Sectional

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    sam. oct. 21 - dim. oct. 22, 2017
     

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
    location
    SONJ Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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  • oct.
    21
    Equestrian Fall Games
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    sam. oct. 21, 2017
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    location
    Allentown
    New Jersey
    USA

    Equestrian Fall Games

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    sam. oct. 21, 2017
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Horse Park of New Jersey
    626 Route 524
    Allentown, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    21
    Dodgetoberfest
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    sam. oct. 21, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    location
    Robbinsville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Dodgetoberfest

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    sam. oct. 21, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The 4th Annual Dodgetoberfest, a fundraising dodgeball tournament where teams of 6-10 players will dodge, duck, dip, and dive their way to becoming the champs. All participants must be 16 years or older.


    Contact information

    • Ed Dean
      Law Enforcement Special Events Manager
      end@sonj.org
      609-896-8000
    Venue(s)
    location
    Robbinsville Fieldhouse
    153 W. Manor Way
    Robbinsville, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    22
    Unified 5K Trail Run
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Mullica Hill
    New Jersey
    USA

    Unified 5K Trail Run

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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for the inaugural Unified 5K Trail Run and Fun Run sponsored by Inspira Health Network and hosted by Rowan University . This 5K is more than a race - it's a shared experience where runners participate alongside Special Olympics athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan
    93 Zee Road
    Mullica Hill, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    28
    Soccer & Flag Football Fall Games
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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    location
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Soccer & Flag Football Fall Games

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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer and flag football. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    Mercer County Park
    1638 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    28
    Golf Fall Games
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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Golf Fall Games

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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    Mountain View Golf Course
    850 Bear Tavern Road
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    28
    Cycling Fall Games
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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Skillman
    New Jersey
    USA

    Cycling Fall Games

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    sam. oct. 28, 2017
    08:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in cycling. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Skillman Park
    Main Boulevard
    Skillman, New Jersey
    USA
  • oct.
    29
    Unified Cup School Soccer Championship
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    West Windsor
    New Jersey
    USA

    Unified Cup School Soccer Championship

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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Mercer County Park
    1638 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor, New Jersey
    USA
  • nov.
    04
    Thanks4Giving Plunge
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    sam. nov. 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    location
    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
    USA

    Thanks4Giving Plunge

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    sam. nov. 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Time to give thanks and Plunge! Join J. Crackston in taking the Thanks4Giving Plunge in Asbury Park supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. Register today and make the Thanks4Giving tradition. Don't forget to join us at 1:30pm for the Post Plunge Bash(free to registered plungers and $10 for guests) at the Wonder Bar.


    Contact information

    • Ed Dean
      Law Enforcement Special Events Manager
      end@sonj.org
      609-896-8000
    Venue(s)
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    The Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
    1300 Ocean Ave.
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • nov. 04 - déc. 16
    Floor Hockey League
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    New Jersey
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    Floor Hockey League

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    sam. nov. 04, 2017

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in floor hockey. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

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    Location to be determined
    USA
  • nov. 04 - déc. 16
    Volleyball League
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    sam. nov. 04, 2017
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball League

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    sam. nov. 04, 2017

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in volleyball. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

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    Location to be determined
    USA
  • janv. 14 - mars 04
    Central Basketball League
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    dim. janv. 14, 2018

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in basketball. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

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    Location to be determined
    USA

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