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

  • Apr
    29
    South Swimming Sectional
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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Sewell
    NJ
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    South Swimming Sectional

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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Gloucester County Institute of Technology
    1360 Tanyard Road
    Sewell, NJ
    USA
  • Apr
    29
    Central Swimming Sectional
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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Hightstown
    NJ
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    Central Swimming Sectional

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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Peddie School
    201 Main Street
    Hightstown, NJ
    USA
  • Apr
    29
    East Swimming Sectional
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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Perth Amboy
    NJ
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    East Swimming Sectional

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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Raritan Bay YMCA
    365 New Brunswick Avenue
    Perth Amboy, NJ
    USA
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  • Apr
    29
    South Bocce Sectional
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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Sewell
    NJ
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    South Bocce Sectional

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    Sun Apr 29, 2018
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Washington Township High School
    529 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road
    Sewell, NJ
    USA
  • May
    06
    Central Bocce Sectional
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    Sun May 06, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Lawrenceville
    NJ
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    Central Bocce Sectional

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    Sun May 06, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in bocce. 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, NJ
    USA
  • May
    06
    Gymnastics Sectional
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    Sun May 06, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Ewing Township
    NJ
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    Gymnastics Sectional

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    Sun May 06, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Schafer Sports Center
    5 Graphics Drive
    Ewing Township, NJ
    USA
  • Jun 08 - Jun 10
    Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games
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    Fri Jun 8 - Sun Jun 10, 2018
     
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    Ewing
    New Jersey
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    Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games

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    Fri Jun 8 - Sun Jun 10, 2018
     

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in bocce, gymnastics, tennis, softball, swimming, powerlifting and track and field. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    Venue(s)
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    The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Road
    Ewing, New Jersey
    USA
  • Jun 09 - Jun 10
    Softball Summer Games
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    Sat Jun 9 - Sun Jun 10, 2018
     
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    Ewing Township
    NJ
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    Softball Summer Games

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    Sat Jun 9 - Sun Jun 10, 2018
     

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

    Venue(s)
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    Armstrong Memorial Park
    323 Ewingville Road
    Ewing Township, NJ
    USA
  • Jun
    10
    Gymnastics Summer Games
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    Sun Jun 10, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Ewing Township
    NJ
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    Gymnastics Summer Games

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    Sun Jun 10, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
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    Schafer Sports Center
    5 Graphics Drive
    Ewing Township, NJ
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

Sports Seasons

  • Nov 04 - Dec 16
    Floor Hockey League
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    Sat Nov 04, 2017
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    Burlington
    New Jersey
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    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.

    Venue(s)
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    Burlington City High School
    Burlington, New Jersey
    USA
  • Apr 14 - May 19
    Softball League
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    Sat Apr 14, 2018
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    West Windsor
    NJ
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    Softball League

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    Sat Apr 14, 2018

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

    Venue(s)
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    Mercer County Park
    Paxson Avenue
    West Windsor, NJ
    USA

Areas Served