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

  • ene. 06 - ene. 07
    Floor Hockey Winter Games
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    sá. ene. 6 - do. ene. 07, 2018
     
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    Galloway
    New Jersey
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    Floor Hockey Winter Games

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    sá. ene. 6 - do. ene. 07, 2018
     

    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)
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    Stockton University
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, New Jersey
    USA
  • ene. 06 - ene. 07
    Volleyball Winter Games
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    sá. ene. 6 - do. ene. 07, 2018
     
    location
    Galloway
    New Jersey
    USA

    Volleyball Winter Games

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    sá. ene. 6 - do. ene. 07, 2018
     

    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)
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    Galloway Township Middle School
    101 South Reeds Road
    Galloway, New Jersey
    USA
  • ene.
    13
    Polar Bear Plunge Wildwood
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    sá. ene. 13, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Wildwood
    New Jersey
    USA

    Polar Bear Plunge Wildwood

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    sá. ene. 13, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Each year, the Plunge at Wildwood challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, teams, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey.


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    Venue(s)
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    Wildwoods Convention Center
    4501 Boardwalk
    Wildwood, New Jersey
    USA
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  • feb. 05 - feb. 06
    SO New Jersey Alpine Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing Winter Games
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    lu. feb. 5 - ma. feb. 06, 2018
     
    location
    Vernon
    New Jersey
    USA

    SO New Jersey Alpine Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing Winter Games

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    lu. feb. 5 - ma. feb. 06, 2018
     

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Mountain Creek
    200 NJ-94
    Vernon, New Jersey
    USA
  • feb.
    06
    Speed Skating Winter Games
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    ma. feb. 06, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Stockholm
    NJ
    USA

    Speed Skating Winter Games

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    ma. feb. 06, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Skylands Ice World
    2765 NJ-23
    Stockholm, NJ
    USA
  • feb.
    24
    Polar Bear Plunge Seaside
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    sá. feb. 24, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Seaside Heights
    New Jersey
    USA

    Polar Bear Plunge Seaside

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    sá. feb. 24, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Each year, the Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, teams, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Seaside Plunge so come out and help us make this the biggest year yet in supporting the 25,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey.


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    Seaside Heights
    50 Blaine Avenue
    Seaside Heights, New Jersey
    USA
  • feb.
    24
    Central Bowling Sectional
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    sá. feb. 24, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Matawan
    NJ
    USA

    Central Bowling Sectional

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    sá. feb. 24, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Strathmore Lanes
    1061-G Route
    Matawan, NJ
    USA
  • mar.
    03
    North Bowling Sectional
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    sá. mar. 03, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Jersey City
    NJ
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    North Bowling Sectional

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    sá. mar. 03, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Hudson Lanes
    1 Garfield Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ
    USA
  • mar. 09 - mar. 11
    2018 NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
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    vi. mar. 9 - do. mar. 11, 2018
     
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    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
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    2018 NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

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    vi. mar. 9 - do. mar. 11, 2018
     

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl isn't just any flag football tournament. This 6-on-6 tournament gives teams the chance to play on a professional football field and compete for the title of division champion, all while raising funds more than 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes.


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    MetLife Stadium
    1 MetLife Stadium Drive
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
    The official field of the NY Football Giants
  • mar.
    10
    South Bowling Sectional
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    sá. mar. 10, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Maple Shade
    NJ
    USA

    South Bowling Sectional

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    sá. mar. 10, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Laurel Lanes
    2825 NJ-73
    Maple Shade, NJ
    USA
  • mar. 10 - mar. 11
    South Basketball Sectional
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    sá. mar. 10 - do. mar. 11, 2018
     
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    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball Sectional

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    sá. mar. 10 - do. mar. 11, 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
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Sports Seasons

  • nov. 04 - dic. 16
    Floor Hockey League
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    sá. nov. 04, 2017
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    Burlington
    New Jersey
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    Floor Hockey League

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    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)
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    Burlington City High School
    Burlington, New Jersey
    USA
  • ene. 14 - mar. 04
    North Basketball League
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    do. ene. 14, 2018
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    Location TBD
    USA

    North Basketball League

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    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)
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    Location TBD
    Location TBD
    Location TBD
    USA
  • ene. 14 - mar. 04
    South Basketball League
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    do. ene. 14, 2018
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    West Deptford
    NJ
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    South Basketball League

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    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
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 RiverWinds Drive
    West Deptford, NJ
    USA
  • ene. 14 - mar. 04
    Central Basketball League
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    do. ene. 14, 2018
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    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    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)
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    SONJ Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA

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