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.
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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

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1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

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+1 (609) 896-8000

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    23
    SO New Jersey North Cycling Sectional
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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Skillman
    New Jersey
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    SO New Jersey North Cycling Sectional

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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Skillman Park
    Main Boulevard
    Skillman, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    23
    North Golf Sectional
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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Edison
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Golf Sectional

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    Sat Sep 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Plainfield West 9
    1541 Woodland Avenue
    Edison, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    24
    South Golf Sectional
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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Vineland
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Golf Sectional

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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Latona Country Club
    3806 Oak Road
    Vineland, New Jersey
    USA
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  • Sep
    24
    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon
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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
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    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon

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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    One More Tri, the only unified triathlon in the state, embraces the idea that sports can unify all of us. It's more than a race - it’s a Unified Triathlon Experience where triathletes of all skill levels compete side-by-side with Special Olympics athletes. This race is inspired by a simple principle: the act of competing together ensures a quick path to understanding, acceptance, and friendship. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides free year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for more than 25,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.


    Related Link(s):www.OneMoreTri.org

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    Venue(s)
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    Asbury Park
    Asbury and Ocean Ave
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    30
    United Airlines Plane Pull
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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Newark
    New Jersey
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    United Airlines Plane Pull

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    Sat Sep 30, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Get 20 people together to start a team, fundraise for Special Olympics New Jersey, then try to pull a United Airlines Boeing 737. Competitions are scheduled continuously throughout the day. Held in combination with Newark Airport Family Day where spectators get to enjoy the fun, food and activities for free. Sponsored by the NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run, Port Authority of NY and NJ, and United Airlines.


    Related Link(s):www.NJPlanePull.org

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    Venue(s)
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    Newark Liberty International Airport
    3 Brewster Rd
    Newark, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct
    01
    South Cycling Sectional
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    Sun Oct 01, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Sewell
    New Jersey
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    South Cycling Sectional

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    Sun Oct 01, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Bankbridge School
    870 Bankbridge Road
    Sewell, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct
    01
    Central Golf Sectional
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    Sun Oct 01, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    West Windsor
    New Jersey
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    Central Golf Sectional

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    Sun Oct 01, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Cranbury Golf Club
    49 Southfield Road
    West Windsor, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct
    02
    Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Golf Classic
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    Mon Oct 02, 2017
    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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    Atlantic Highlands
    New Jersey
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    Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Golf Classic

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    Mon Oct 02, 2017
    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Hosted by the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ), the PIANJ Golf Classic gives you a fantastic day of golf, dining and camaraderie while providing support for Special Olympics New Jersey programs that serve thousands of New Jersey children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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    Venue(s)
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    Beacon Hill Country Club
    8 Beacon Hill Road
    Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct
    14
    Level 1 Golf Competition
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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Bedminster Township
    New Jersey
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    Level 1 Golf Competition

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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
    811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road
    Bedminster Township, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct 21 - Oct 22
    South Soccer Sectional
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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    West Deptford
    New Jersey
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    South Soccer Sectional

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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 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)
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    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct 21 - Oct 22
    North Soccer Sectional
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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    Clark
    New Jersey
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    North Soccer Sectional

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    Sat Oct 21 - Sun Oct 22, 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)
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    Oak Ridge Park
    136 Oak Ridge Road
    Clark, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • Sep 09 - Oct 14
    Soccer League
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
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    2 venues
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    Soccer League

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    Sat 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)
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    Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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    SONJ Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep 09 - Oct 14
    North Soccer League
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
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    Clark
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Soccer League

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    Sat 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)
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    Oak Ridge Park
    136 Oak Ridge Road
    Clark, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep 09 - Oct 14
    South Soccer League
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
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    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    USA

    South Soccer League

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    Sat 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)
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    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep 10 - Oct 15
    Flag Football League
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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
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    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Flag Football League

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    Sun 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)
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    SONJ Sports Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
  • Nov 04 - Dec 16
    Floor Hockey League
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    Sat Nov 04, 2017
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Floor Hockey League

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    Sat 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.

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    Location to be determined
    USA
  • Nov 04 - Dec 16
    Volleyball League
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    Sat Nov 04, 2017
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball League

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    Sat 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.

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    Location to be determined
    USA
  • Jan 14 - Mar 04
    Central Basketball League
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    Sun Jan 14, 2018
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    Sun Jan 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.

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    Location to be determined
    USA

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