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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

  • feb.
    25
    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge - Seaside
    sá. feb. 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge - Seaside

    sá. feb. 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Come take an icy dip into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of winter to benefit more than 25,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. Join us in Seaside Heights on February 25, 2017 and help us make this plunge the biggest, coldest and boldest one yet! Afraid to plunge alone? Grab some friends and start a team to share in the fun. We hope to see you there!


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  • feb.
    25
    Central Bowling Sectional
    sá. feb. 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Matawan
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Bowling Sectional

    sá. feb. 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Strathmore Lanes
    Matawan, New Jersey
    USA
  • feb.
    26
    Central Basketball League
    do. feb. 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

    do. feb. 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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  • mar. 03 - mar. 05
    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
    vi. mar. 3 - do. mar. 05, 2017
     
    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

    vi. mar. 3 - do. mar. 05, 2017
     

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl is an official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking, played over three days. Teams are allowed up to 15 players; all must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All proceeds collected by the flag football teams benefit Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and help foster the Special Olympics mission.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    MetLife Stadium
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar.
    04
    North Bowling Sectional
    sá. mar. 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Jersey City
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Bowling Sectional

    sá. mar. 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Hudson Lanes
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar.
    05
    Central Basketball League
    do. mar. 05, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

    do. mar. 05, 2017
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar.
    08
    Medfest
    mi. mar. 08, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    NJ
    USA

    Medfest

    mi. mar. 08, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Free 3 year medical screenings for all Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Please select the link below to register for the event.


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    Contact information

    • Katelyn Sheridan
      Healthy Communities Manager
      krs@sonj.org
      6092090552
    Venue(s)
    SONJ Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrence Township, NJ
    USA
  • mar. 11 - mar. 12
    Central Basketball Sectional
    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball Sectional

    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    Lawrence High School
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar. 11 - mar. 12
    North Basketball Sectional
    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     
    2 venues
    USA

    North Basketball Sectional

    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    285 Madison Avenue
    Madison, New Jersey
    USA
    College of St. Elizabeth
    2 Convent Rd
    Morristown, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar. 11 - mar. 12
    East Basketball Sectional
    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball Sectional

    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    Carl Sandburg Middle School
    3439 County Road 516
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    USA
  • mar. 11 - mar. 12
    South Basketball Sectional
    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     
    Sewell
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball Sectional

    sá. mar. 11 - do. mar. 12, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    Gloucester County Institute of Technology
    1360 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • ene. 15 - mar. 11
    East Basketball League
    do. ene. 15, 2017
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball League

    do. ene. 15, 2017

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

    Venue(s)
    Carl Sandburg Middle School
    3439 County Rd 516
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    USA
  • ene. 15 - mar. 05
    North Basketball League
    do. ene. 15, 2017
    Clifton
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Basketball League

    do. ene. 15, 2017

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

    Venue(s)
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    1400 Van Houten Ave
    Clifton, New Jersey
    USA
  • feb. 12 - mar. 05
    South Basketball League
    do. feb. 12, 2017
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball League

    do. feb. 12, 2017

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

    Venue(s)
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 RiverWinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    USA

Areas Served