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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Upcoming Events

  • جمادى الثانية
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    Central Bowling Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 08, 1439
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Matawan
    NJ
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    Central Bowling Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 08, 1439
    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
  • جمادى الثانية
    08
    Polar Bear Plunge Seaside
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 08, 1439
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Seaside Heights
    New Jersey
    USA

    Polar Bear Plunge Seaside

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 08, 1439
    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
  • جمادى الثانية
    15
    North Bowling Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 15, 1439
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Jersey City
    NJ
    USA

    North Bowling Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 15, 1439
    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
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  • جمادى الثانية 21 - جمادى الثانية 23
    2018 NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
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    الجمعة جمادى الثانية 21 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    2018 NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

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    الجمعة جمادى الثانية 21 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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
  • جمادى الثانية
    22
    South Bowling Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22, 1439
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Maple Shade
    NJ
    USA

    South Bowling Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22, 1439
    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
  • جمادى الثانية 22 - جمادى الثانية 23
    South Basketball Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    New Jersey
    USA

    South Basketball Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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
  • جمادى الثانية 22 - جمادى الثانية 23
    North Basketball Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    New Jersey
    USA

    North Basketball Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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
  • جمادى الثانية 22 - جمادى الثانية 23
    East Basketball League
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball League

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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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    Carl Sandberg Middle School
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    USA
  • جمادى الثانية 22 - جمادى الثانية 23
    East Basketball Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    New Jersey
    USA

    East Basketball Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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
  • جمادى الثانية 22 - جمادى الثانية 23
    Central Basketball Sectional
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     
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    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball Sectional

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 22 - الأحد جمادى الثانية 23, 1439
     

    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
  • رجب 07 - رجب 08
    Basketball Spring Games
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    السبت رجب 7 - الأحد رجب 08, 1439
     
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    Wildwood
    New Jersey
    USA

    Basketball Spring Games

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    السبت رجب 7 - الأحد رجب 08, 1439
     

    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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    Wildwood Convention Center & Surrounding Venues
    4501 Boardwalk
    Wildwood, New Jersey
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • صفر 15 - ربيع الثاني 09
    Floor Hockey League
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    السبت صفر 15, 1439
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    Burlington
    New Jersey
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    Floor Hockey League

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    السبت صفر 15, 1439

    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
  • ربيع الثاني 27 - جمادى الثانية 16
    Central Basketball League
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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439
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    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Central Basketball League

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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439

    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
  • ربيع الثاني 27 - جمادى الثانية 16
    North Basketball League
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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439
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    Location TBD
    USA

    North Basketball League

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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439

    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 TBD
    Location TBD
    Location TBD
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني 27 - جمادى الثانية 16
    South Basketball League
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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439
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    West Deptford
    NJ
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    South Basketball League

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    الأحد ربيع الثاني 27, 1439

    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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    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 RiverWinds Drive
    West Deptford, NJ
    USA
  • رجب 28 - رمضان 04
    Softball League
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    السبت رجب 28, 1439
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    West Windsor
    NJ
    USA

    Softball League

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    السبت رجب 28, 1439

    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

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