New Jersey

Coach Robert with his two sons Roberto Jr. and Coach Carlos; all three men wearing a MERCER 2019 Special Olympics New Jersey Games shirt.
Roberto Hernandez has coached athletes with intellectual disabilities for 25 years. That’s a long time to do anything, but 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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Vitals monitor in a hospital room.
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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Coach Greg from Special Olympics New Jersey staging in a living room wearing a yellow Special Olympics Young Athletes t-shirt.
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.