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

  • mai
    01
    Perlman Cup
    lun. mai 01, 2017
    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Monroe
    New Jersey
    USA

    Perlman Cup

    lun. mai 01, 2017
    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    The Perlman Cup is a golf outing for ladies, designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced golfers. It is dedicated to and in memory of Bessie Cutter Perlman, founder of Special Olympics New Jersey.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Forsgate Country Club
    375 Forsgate Drive
    Monroe, New Jersey
    USA
  • mai
    06
    Evening of Chance (featuring the Kentucky Derby)
    sam. mai 06, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Evening of Chance (featuring the Kentucky Derby)

    sam. mai 06, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    For the Evening of Chance featuring the Kentucky Derby (horse racing and casino), the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex is transformed into a high stakes casino. There will be great food, fun and excitement playing the poker, craps, black jack, roulette tables and watching the Kentucky Derby live. This fundraising event is hosted by the Board of Trustees to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • mai
    06
    Central Bocce Sectional
    sam. mai 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Bocce Sectional

    sam. mai 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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  • mai
    06
    Softball League
    sam. mai 06, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Mercer County
    New Jersey
    USA

    Softball League

    sam. mai 06, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Mercer County Park
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    USA
  • mai
    13
    Softball League
    sam. mai 13, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Mercer County
    New Jersey
    USA

    Softball League

    sam. mai 13, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Mercer County Park
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    USA
  • mai
    19
    Delta Dental Golf Classic
    ven. mai 19, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Hamburg
    New Jersey
    USA

    Delta Dental Golf Classic

    ven. mai 19, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Delta Dental of New Jersey hosts their annual Golf Classic to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. The Golf Classic is entering its 27th year and is a highlight of the year for Delta Dental of New Jersey. Their golfers, sponsors, and volunteers all take part to make each year’s event a success!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Ballyowen Golf Club
    137 Wheatsworth Road
    Hamburg, New Jersey
    USA
  • mai
    20
    Softball League
    sam. mai 20, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Mercer County
    New Jersey
    USA

    Softball League

    sam. mai 20, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Mercer County Park
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    USA
  • juin
    05
    Higgins Golf Classic
    lun. juin 05, 2017
    08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Bedminster
    New Jersey
    USA

    Higgins Golf Classic

    lun. juin 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
  • juin 09 - juin 11
    Summer Games - Tennis
    ven. juin 9 - dim. juin 11, 2017
     
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Tennis

    ven. juin 9 - dim. juin 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
  • juin
    09
    Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey
    ven. juin 09, 2017
    04:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    USA

    Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

    ven. juin 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
  • juin
    10
    Summer Games - Powerlifting
    sam. juin 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Ewing Township
    New Jersey
    USA

    Summer Games - Powerlifting

    sam. juin 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

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