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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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Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    01
    North Soccer League
    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Clark
    New Jersey
    North Soccer League

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

    For more information

    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Oak Ridge Park
    Clark, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    01
    Central Soccer League
    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Central Soccer League

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

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    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Rider University
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    01
    South Soccer League
    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Soccer League

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

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    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    RiverWinds Community Center
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    02
    South Cycling Sectional
    Oct 02, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sewell
    New Jersey
    South Cycling Sectional

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

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    Oct 02, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bankbridge School
    Sewell, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    02
    Flag Football League
    Oct 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Flag Football League

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

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    Oct 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    06
    PIANJ Golf
    Oct 06, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Atlantic Highlands
    New Jersey
    PIANJ Golf

    Save the date for the 33rd Annual PIANJ Golf Classic to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. Held at beautiful Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands, this tournament is sure to be enjoyed by all.

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    Contact: Diane Paraskevas
    Email: dp@sonj.org
    Phone: (609) 896-8000

    Oct 06, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Beacon Hill Country Club
    Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    Central Soccer League
    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Central Soccer League

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

    For more information

    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Rider University
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    South Soccer League
    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Soccer League

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

    For more information

    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    RiverWinds Community Center
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    North Soccer League
    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Clark
    New Jersey
    North Soccer League

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

    For more information

    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Oak Ridge Park
    Clark, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    09
    Flag Football League
    Oct 09, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Flag Football League

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

    For more information

    Oct 09, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    10
    Flag Football League
    Oct 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Flag Football League

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

    For more information

    Oct 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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