Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

USA: 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

  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun 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
    Sat Mar 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Jersey City
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Bowling Sectional

    Sat 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
    08
    Medfest
    Wed Mar 08, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    NJ
    USA

    Medfest

    Wed 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.


    Related Link(s):Register Here

    Contact information

    • Katelyn Sheridan
      Healthy Communities Manager
      krs@sonj.org
      6092090552
    Venue(s)
    SONJ Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrence Township, NJ
    USA
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  • Mar
    11
    Central Basketball Sectional
    Sat Mar 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    2 venues
    USA

    Central Basketball Sectional

    Sat Mar 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 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)
    The Lawrenceville School
    2500 Main Street
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • Mar 11 - Mar 12
    South Basketball Sectional
    Sat Mar 11 - Sun Mar 12, 2017
     
    2 venues
    USA

    South Basketball Sectional

    Sat Mar 11 - Sun 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
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    USA
  • Mar
    11
    South Bowling Sectional
    Sat Mar 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Maple Shade
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Bowling Sectional

    Sat Mar 11, 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)
    Laurel Lanes
    Maple Shade, New Jersey
    USA
  • Mar 11 - Mar 12
    North Basketball Sectional
    Sat Mar 11 - Sun Mar 12, 2017
     
    2 venues
    USA

    North Basketball Sectional

    Sat Mar 11 - Sun 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
    Sat Mar 11 - Sun Mar 12, 2017
     
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball Sectional

    Sat Mar 11 - Sun 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
    12
    Central Basketball Sectional
    Sun Mar 12, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    3 venues
    USA

    Central Basketball Sectional

    Sun Mar 12, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 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)
    The Lawrenceville School
    2500 Main Street
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • Jan 15 - Mar 11
    East Basketball League
    Sun Jan 15, 2017
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball League

    Sun Jan 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
  • Jan 15 - Mar 05
    North Basketball League
    Sun Jan 15, 2017
    Clifton
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Basketball League

    Sun Jan 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
    Sun Feb 12, 2017
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball League

    Sun 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

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