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

  • jun.
    05
    Higgins Golf Classic
    lu. jun. 05, 2017
    08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Bedminster
    New Jersey
    USA

    Higgins Golf Classic

    lu. jun. 05, 2017
    08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    The Higgins Classic golf tournament is one of the most prestigious events throughout the state. The 2017 tournament will feature tips from the NJPGA (pros will offer golf advice, anecdotes and helpful hints), a “Million Dollar Shoot-Out” Contest, and a silent auction and a raffle that includes fabulous prizes. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and enables more than 25,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities to train and compete year-round in 24 Olympic-type sports, completely free of charge.


    Related Link(s):Higgins Classic Website

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club
    811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road
    Bedminster, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun. 09 - jun. 11
    Summer Games - Tennis
    vi. jun. 9 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Tennis

    vi. jun. 9 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun.
    09
    Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey
    vi. jun. 09, 2017
    04:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    USA

    Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

    vi. jun. 09, 2017
    04:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    More than 3,000 officers take to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" to the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games. The culmination of the run is the lighting of the Special Olympics New Jersey cauldron at the Opening Ceremony to officially open the 2017 Summer Games.


    Contact information

    • Edward Dean
      Law Enforcement Special Events Manager
      END@sonj.org
    Venue(s)
    The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Road
    Ewing, New Jersey
    USA
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  • jun.
    10
    Summer Games - Powerlifting
    sá. jun. 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Powerlifting

    sá. jun. 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun. 10 - jun. 11
    Summer Games - Softball
    sá. jun. 10 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Softball

    sá. jun. 10 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    Armstrong Fields
    Ewing, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun. 10 - jun. 11
    Summer Games - Bocce, Swimming, Track & Field
    sá. jun. 10 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Bocce, Swimming, Track & Field

    sá. jun. 10 - do. jun. 11, 2017
     

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

    Venue(s)
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun.
    11
    Summer Games - Gymnastics
    do. jun. 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Gymnastics

    do. jun. 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Schafer Sports Center
    Ewing Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • jun.
    13
    NJ Young Insurance Professionals Fun Run
    ma. jun. 13, 2017
    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Atlantic City
    New Jersey
    USA

    NJ Young Insurance Professionals Fun Run

    ma. jun. 13, 2017
    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

    Run the boardwalk in Atlantic City! The New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals (YIPS) host a 5K Fun Run each year to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Atlantic City Boardwalk
    Harrah’s Resort & Casino
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    USA
  • jul.
    04
    Statue of Liberty 5K
    ma. jul. 04, 2017
    05:30 AM - 09:15 AM
    Jersey City
    New Jersey
    USA

    Statue of Liberty 5K

    ma. 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.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Liberty State Park
    1 Audrey Zapp Dr
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    USA
  • ago.
    07
    Garden State Unified Golf Classic
    lu. ago. 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Mount Laurel
    New Jersey
    USA

    Garden State Unified Golf Classic

    lu. ago. 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.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Laurel Creek Country Club
    701 Centerton Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey
    USA
  • ago.
    15
    Bill Baumann Memorial Golf Outing
    ma. ago. 15, 2017
    10:30 AM - 08:00 PM
    Parsippany
    New Jersey
    USA

    Bill Baumann Memorial Golf Outing

    ma. ago. 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.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Knoll Country Club
    West Course, 12 Knoll Lane
    Parsippany, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • sep. 09 - oct. 14
    Soccer League
    sá. sep. 09, 2017

    New Jersey
    USA

    Soccer League

    sá. 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.

    Venue(s)
    Location to be determined
    USA
  • sep. 10 - oct. 15
    Flag Football League
    do. sep. 10, 2017

    USA

    Flag Football League

    do. 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.

    Venue(s)
    Location to be determined
    USA
  • nov. 04 - dic. 16
    Floor Hockey League
    sá. nov. 04, 2017

    New Jersey
    USA

    Floor Hockey League

    sá. 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.

    Venue(s)
    Location to be determined
    USA
  • nov. 04 - dic. 16
    Volleyball League
    sá. nov. 04, 2017

    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball League

    sá. 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.

    Venue(s)
    Location to be determined
    USA
  • ene. 14 - mar. 04
    Central Basketball League
    do. ene. 14, 2018

    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

    do. ene. 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.

    Venue(s)
    Location to be determined
    USA

Areas Served