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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

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    Central Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    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)
    Special Olympics New Jersey
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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    Central Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    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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    South Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Sewell
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball League

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    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)
    Gloucester County Institute of Technology
    1360 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, New Jersey
    USA
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    Winter Games - Cross-country, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Alpine Skiing
    lun. févr. 6 - mar. févr. 07, 2017
     
    Vernon
    New Jersey
    USA

    Winter Games - Cross-country, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Alpine Skiing

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    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in cross-country, snowshoeing and alpine skiing competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
    Mountain Creek
    Vernon, New Jersey
    USA
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    Central Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    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)
    Special Olympics New Jersey
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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    Central Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    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)
    Special Olympics New Jersey
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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    Central Bowling Sectional
    sam. févr. 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Matawan
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Bowling Sectional

    sam. févr. 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
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    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge - Seaside
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    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge - Seaside

    sam. févr. 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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    Central Basketball League
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    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    Central Basketball League

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    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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    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
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    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

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    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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    Venue(s)
    MetLife Stadium
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
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    North Bowling Sectional
    sam. mars 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Jersey City
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Bowling Sectional

    sam. mars 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

Sports Seasons

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    East Basketball League
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    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball League

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    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
  • janv. 15 - mars 05
    North Basketball League
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    Edison
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Basketball League

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    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
    50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
    Edison, New Jersey
    USA
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    South Basketball League
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    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball League

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    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
  • févr. 12 - mars 05
    South Basketball League
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    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball League

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    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

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