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

  • صفر
    08
    Soccer & Flag Football Fall Games
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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Soccer & Flag Football Fall Games

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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    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)
    location
    Mercer County Park
    1638 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • صفر
    08
    Golf Fall Games
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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Golf Fall Games

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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    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)
    location
    Mountain View Golf Course
    850 Bear Tavern Road
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • صفر
    08
    Cycling Fall Games
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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Skillman
    New Jersey
    USA

    Cycling Fall Games

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    السبت صفر 08, 1439
    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
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  • صفر
    09
    Unified Cup School Soccer Championship
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    الأحد صفر 09, 1439
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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    West Windsor
    New Jersey
    USA

    Unified Cup School Soccer Championship

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    الأحد صفر 09, 1439
    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
  • صفر
    15
    Thanks4Giving Plunge
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    السبت صفر 15, 1439
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
    USA

    Thanks4Giving Plunge

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    السبت صفر 15, 1439
    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
  • صفر
    28
    Special Olympics New Jersey Awards Dinner
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    الجمعة صفر 28, 1439
    05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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    Princeton
    New Jersey
    USA

    Special Olympics New Jersey Awards Dinner

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    الجمعة صفر 28, 1439
    05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

    The SONJ Awards Dinner is a very special event that celebrates the accomplishments of our athletes as well as the dedication and commitment by individuals involved over the past year. The recipients are nominated by peers, coaches, and family; then, selected by the awards review committee. In addition, it is a night honoring our Partners and Foundations that have provided tremendous support to Special Olympics New Jersey during the year.

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    Venue(s)
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    Hyatt Regency
    102 Carnegie Center Drive
    Princeton, New Jersey
    USA
  • ربيع الأول
    15
    Jingle All the Way 3K®
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    الأحد ربيع الأول 15, 1439
    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM
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    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Jingle All the Way 3K®

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    الأحد ربيع الأول 15, 1439
    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    Run, walk, sprint or stroll at the annual Jingle All The Way 3K! After crossing the finish line, grab a steamy cup of hot cocoa, munch some yummy eats and celebrate with your fellow jinglers at the post-run party. There are two sessions so you can fit a Jingle run into your busy holiday schedule. And there's a 1K Jingle Jog in the morning session for our Junior Jinglers! All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني 19 - ربيع الثاني 20
    Floor Hockey Winter Games
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    السبت ربيع الثاني 19 - الأحد ربيع الثاني 20, 1439
     
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    Galloway
    New Jersey
    USA

    Floor Hockey Winter Games

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    السبت ربيع الثاني 19 - الأحد ربيع الثاني 20, 1439
     

    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.

    Venue(s)
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    Stockton University
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, New Jersey
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني 19 - ربيع الثاني 20
    Volleyball Winter Games
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    السبت ربيع الثاني 19 - الأحد ربيع الثاني 20, 1439
     
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    Galloway
    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball Winter Games

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    السبت ربيع الثاني 19 - الأحد ربيع الثاني 20, 1439
     

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

    Venue(s)
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    Galloway Township Middle School
    101 South Reeds Road
    Galloway, New Jersey
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني
    26
    Polar Bear Plunge Wildwood
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    السبت ربيع الثاني 26, 1439
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Wildwood
    New Jersey
    USA

    Polar Bear Plunge Wildwood

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    السبت ربيع الثاني 26, 1439
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Each year, the Plunge at Wildwood challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, teams, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Wildwoods Convention Center
    4501 Boardwalk
    Wildwood, New Jersey
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى 19 - جمادى الأولى 20
    SO New Jersey Alpine Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing Winter Games
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    الإثنين جمادى الأولى 19 - الثلاثاء جمادى الأولى 20, 1439
     
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    Vernon
    New Jersey
    USA

    SO New Jersey Alpine Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing Winter Games

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    الإثنين جمادى الأولى 19 - الثلاثاء جمادى الأولى 20, 1439
     

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

    Venue(s)
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    Mountain Creek
    200 NJ-94
    Vernon, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • صفر 15 - ربيع الثاني 09
    Floor Hockey League
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    السبت صفر 15, 1439
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Floor Hockey League

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    السبت صفر 15, 1439

    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
  • صفر 15 - ربيع الأول 28
    Volleyball League
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    السبت صفر 15, 1439
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball League

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    السبت صفر 15, 1439

    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
  • ربيع الثاني 27 - جمادى الثانية 16
    Central Basketball League
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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439

    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

Areas Served