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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

  • may.
    07
    Softball League
    may. 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    may. 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Central Bocce Sectional
    may. 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Central Bocce Sectional

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of bocce competition.

    For more information

    may. 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    SONJ Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    11
    Nutrition Seminar Series
    may. 11, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Hillsborough
    New Jersey
    Nutrition Seminar Series

    You’re invited to attend our Nutrition Seminar Series, hosted by Samantha Nuzio, RD from ShopRite/Wakefern! : Portion Control, Restaurants & Vending Machines

    For more information
    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: AP@sonj.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000

    may. 11, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    ShopRite of Hillsborough
    Rt 206 & Amwell Rd
    Hillsborough, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    12
    Family Health Forum
    may. 12, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    Family Health Forum

    The Family Health Forum will focus on sports nutrition, concussion education and conditioning and sport safety. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to TeamLink@BarnabasHealth.org! Use the phone number below or email ap@sonj.org with any questions.

    For more information
    Contact: Andrea Picariello
    Email: TeamLink@BarnabasHealth.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000 ext. 26

    may. 12, 2016
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Riverwinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr,
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    14
    Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey
    may. 14, 2016
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Riverton
    New Jersey
    Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey

    Make your reservations now for the 3rd Annual Orange Blossom Dinner for Special Olympics New Jersey sponsored by the Riverton Law Enforcement Torch Run. There are TWO seatings for this event: 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Prices are $25/adult and $8/child. Call today to make your reservations!

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    Phone: 856-303-8700

    may. 14, 2016
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Orange Blossom Bakery and Cafe
    308 Broad St.
    Riverton, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    14
    Ridgefield Comedy Night
    may. 14, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Ridgefield
    New Jersey
    Ridgefield Comedy Night

    Join us for this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Ridgefield Police Department PBA Local 330. Tickets cost $55/person and will get you a comedy show, beefsteak dinner, beverages, and chances for cash and merchandise raffle prizes! Attendees must be over 21 years old. Tickets sold in advance ONLY by calling Greg at (201)943-5213.

    For more information
    Contact: Greg
    Phone: 201-943-5213

    may. 14, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Ridgefield Community Center
    725 Slocum Avenue
    Ridgefield, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    14
    Softball League
    may. 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    may. 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    21
    Softball League
    may. 21, 2016
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Windsor Township
    New Jersey
    Softball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the field during a day of softball competition.

    For more information

    may. 21, 2016
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mercer County Park
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • jun.
    02
    Pasta Night Fundraiser
    jun. 02, 2016
    04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Middlesex
    New Jersey
    Pasta Night Fundraiser

    Get your tickets for this annual fundraising event at Ellery's Grill in Middlesex. This event features an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner, live entertainment and a Super 50/50 Cash Raffle. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased by calling Ellery's at (732) 356-2444 or emailing ellerys@optonline.net or from the Middlesex or Dunellen Police Departments. Sponsored by the Middlesex and Dunellen Law Enforcement Torch Runs, Ellery's Grill and the Middlesex Borough Business and Professional Association.

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    More Details
    Email: ellerys@optonline.net
    Phone: 732-356-2444

    jun. 02, 2016
    04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Ellery's Grill
    701 Lincoln Blvd.
    Middlesex, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • jun.
    06
    The Higgins Classic
    jun. 06, 2016
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Bedminster
    New Jersey
    The Higgins Classic

    We invite you to join us for the 26th Higgins Classic, a golf tournament that has become one of the most prestigious events throughout the state. The 2016 tournament will offer tips from the NJPGA, a silent auction and a raffle with tons of fabulous prizes! Your participation in this event will help support more than 25,000 athletes throughout New Jersey.

    For more information
    More Details
    Email: higginsclassic@sonj.org

    jun. 06, 2016
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
    811 Rattlesnake Bridge Rd.
    Bedminster, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • jun.
    10
    2016 Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey
    jun. 10, 2016
    05:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    2016 Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

    Each year more than 3,000 dedicated Law Enforcement officers participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. This celebrated 26-leg journey carries the Special Olympics New Jersey “Flame of Hope” a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to The College of New Jersey in Ewing, where it ignites the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of Summer Games.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Ed Dean
    Email: letr@sonj.org
    Phone: 609-896-8000

    jun. 10, 2016
    05:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Statewide - The College of New Jersey
    Ewing, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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