USA: 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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Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    04
    Statue of Liberty 5K
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    Tue Jul 04, 2017
    05:30 AM - 09:15 AM
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    Jersey City
    New Jersey
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    Statue of Liberty 5K

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    Tue Jul 04, 2017
    05:30 AM - 09:15 AM

    Before the barbeques, parades and fireworks, run with Lady Liberty! Join Special Olympics New Jersey for the only official race around the Statue of Liberty.


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    Liberty State Park
    1 Audrey Zapp Dr
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    USA
  • Jul
    20
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
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    Thu Jul 20, 2017
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    USA

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

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    Thu Jul 20, 2017
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    On 20 July 2017, the seventh global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day will be celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in various activities to honor the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In celebration of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Special Olympics encourages each community, from every corner of the world, to engage in sports activities focused on welcoming people with and without intellectual disabilities.


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  • Aug
    07
    Garden State Unified Golf Classic
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    Mon Aug 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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    Mount Laurel
    New Jersey
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    Garden State Unified Golf Classic

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    Mon Aug 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    The Garden State Unified Golf Classic is an 18-hole golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. This inaugural event will benefit the over 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes who compete year-round in more than 260 competition events across 24 Olympic-type sports, as well as provide health programs, leadership opportunities and Unified programs–all completely free of charge. Our Special Olympics athletes will be playing alongside many of the golfers during the course of this tournament.

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    Laurel Creek Country Club
    701 Centerton Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey
    USA
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  • Aug
    15
    Bill Baumann Memorial Golf Outing
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    Tue Aug 15, 2017
    10:30 AM - 08:00 PM
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    Parsippany
    New Jersey
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    Bill Baumann Memorial Golf Outing

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    Tue Aug 15, 2017
    10:30 AM - 08:00 PM

    The Annual Bill Baumann Golf Outing benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey is hosted by the Metro NY/NJ Spa & Pool Association. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of golf with your vendors, colleagues and to meet new people. The outing has returned for 2017 to a course in the Northern part of New Jersey.

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    Knoll Country Club
    West Course, 12 Knoll Lane
    Parsippany, New Jersey
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  • Sep
    09
    Beach Bump
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
    08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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    Brigantine
    New Jersey
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    Beach Bump

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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
    08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    Beach Bump is a sand volleyball tournament to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. Co-ed teams play a 6-on-6 format and the top two teams advance to the playoffs. All players must be 16 years of age or older.

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    Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
    1400 Ocean Avenue
    Brigantine, New Jersey
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  • Sep
    23
    SO New Jersey North Cycling Sectional
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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Skillman
    New Jersey
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    SO New Jersey North Cycling Sectional

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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 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.

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    Skillman Park
    Main Boulevard
    Skillman, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    24
    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon
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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
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    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon

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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    One More Tri, the only unified triathlon in the state, embraces the idea that sports can unify all of us. It's more than a race - it’s a Unified Triathlon Experience where triathletes of all skill levels compete side-by-side with Special Olympics athletes. This race is inspired by a simple principle: the act of competing together ensures a quick path to understanding, acceptance, and friendship. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides free year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for more than 25,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.


    Related Link(s):www.OneMoreTri.org

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    Venue(s)
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    Asbury Park
    Asbury and Ocean Ave
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    30
    United Airlines Plane Pull
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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Newark
    New Jersey
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    United Airlines Plane Pull

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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Get 20 people together to start a team, fundraise for Special Olympics New Jersey, then try to pull a United Airlines Boeing 737. Competitions are scheduled continuously throughout the day. Held in combination with Newark Airport Family Day where spectators get to enjoy the fun, food and activities for free. Sponsored by the NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run, Port Authority of NY and NJ, and United Airlines.


    Related Link(s):www.NJPlanePull.org

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    Venue(s)
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    Newark Liberty International Airport
    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct
    02
    Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Golf Classic
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    Mon Oct 02, 2017
    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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    Atlantic Highlands
    New Jersey
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    Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Golf Classic

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    Mon Oct 02, 2017
    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Hosted by the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ), the PIANJ Golf Classic gives you a fantastic day of golf, dining and camaraderie while providing support for Special Olympics New Jersey programs that serve thousands of New Jersey children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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    Venue(s)
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    Beacon Hill Country Club
    8 Beacon Hill Road
    Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct 21 - Oct 22
    South Soccer Sectional
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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    New Jersey
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    South Soccer Sectional

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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun 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.

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    Location to be determined
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  • Oct 21 - Oct 22
    North Soccer Sectional
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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    New Jersey
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    North Soccer Sectional

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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun 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.

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    Location to be determined
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Sports Seasons

  • Sep 09 - Oct 14
    Soccer League
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
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    New Jersey
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    Soccer League

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    Sat Sep 09, 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.

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    Location to be determined
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  • Sep 10 - Oct 15
    Flag Football League
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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
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    USA

    Flag Football League

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    Sun Sep 10, 2017

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

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    Location to be determined
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  • Nov 04 - Dec 16
    Floor Hockey League
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    Sat Nov 04, 2017
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    New Jersey
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    Floor Hockey League

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    Sat 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
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  • Nov 04 - Dec 16
    Volleyball League
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    Sat Nov 04, 2017
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    New Jersey
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    Volleyball League

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    Sat 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
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  • Jan 14 - Mar 04
    Central Basketball League
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    Sun Jan 14, 2018
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    New Jersey
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    Central Basketball League

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    Sun Jan 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
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