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Help Sustain Our Planet this Earth Day with Tips from Special Olympics New Jersey

Earth Day tips from Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and staff are great ideas for competitors, fans, event organizers and world citizens of all types to make small changes that can have a big impact!
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Coach Roberto Hernandez Celebrates 25 Years

When you talk to Coach Roberto about coaching for Special Olympics New Jersey now, he still has passion in his voice, the same passion he exudes when he talks about his family.
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Special Olympics Programs Throughout North America Pivot to Host Virtual Summer Games

All Special Olympics Programs are experiencing a new kind of normal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing all to go virtual this year.
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TODAY Show Celebrates New Jersey Athlete’s Homecoming after COVID-19 Hospital Stay

After enduring 136 days in the Hospital due to COVID-19, Colby Douglas, a Special Olympics gold-medaling swimmer from New Jersey, was escorted home by a motorcade that included local police officers. He arrived to cheers and well wishes from his family, friends and neighbors.
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Staying Active with Young Athletes at Home

Young Athletes provides children, ages 2 – 7, with fun and engaging activities to stay fit and healthy. This is especially important while spending so much time indoors due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
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Gymnastics Chose Me

Alyssa Sims says Special Olympics helped her learn to, "not think of myself as having a disability." Hear her triumphant story.

Hearts of Champions: USA Games

Look back at some highlights from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, held in Princeton, N.J.