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.
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

1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

+1 (609) 896-8000

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Upcoming Events

  • mars 14 - mars 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


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    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • mars 25 - mars 26
    Spring Games - Basketball
    sam. mars 25 - dim. mars 26, 2017
     
    Wildwood
    New Jersey
    USA

    Spring Games - Basketball

    sam. mars 25 - dim. mars 26, 2017
     

    Join us March 25-26 at Wildwood in Wildwood, New Jersey as our athletes compete and show their skill in Basketball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Wildwood
    Wildwood, New Jersey
    USA
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    Spring Games - Bowling
    sam. avr. 1 - dim. avr. 02, 2017
     
    North Brunswick
    New Jersey
    USA

    Spring Games - Bowling

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    Join us April 1-2 at Brunswick Zone in North Brunswick, New Jersey as our athletes compete and show their skill in Bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Venue(s)
    Brunswick Zone
    1 Carolier Lane
    North Brunswick, New Jersey
    USA
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    Softball League
    sam. avr. 08, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Mercer County
    New Jersey
    USA

    Softball League

    sam. avr. 08, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Mercer County Park
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    USA
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    Softball League
    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Mercer County
    New Jersey
    USA

    Softball League

    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Mercer County Park
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    USA
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    Powerlifting Sectional
    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    USA

    Powerlifting Sectional

    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    USA
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    RunAPalooza
    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
    USA

    RunAPalooza

    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    RunAPalooza is an event that encompasses three races held every April at the Jersey Shore. It has become a destination event with participants travelling from outside of the Garden State to compete. An individual can register for the Asbury Park Half Marathon, Jersey Shore Relay Marathon (1-5 people run the 26.2 distance) or the Jersey Shore 5K, all occurring in the same morning and finishing on the Jersey Shore boardwalk.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Asbury Park
    Boardwalk
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    USA
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    North Bocce Sectional
    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Wayne
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Bocce Sectional

    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Passaic County Technical Institute
    Wayne, New Jersey
    USA
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    North Tennis Sectional
    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Wayne
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Tennis Sectional

    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Passaic County Technical Institute
    Wayne, New Jersey
    USA
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    North Aquatics Sectional
    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Wayne
    New Jersey
    USA

    North Aquatics Sectional

    dim. avr. 23, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Passaic County Technical Institute
    Wayne, New Jersey
    USA
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    East Aquatics Sectional
    sam. avr. 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Neptune
    New Jersey
    USA

    East Aquatics Sectional

    sam. avr. 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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

    Venue(s)
    Neptune Aquatics Center
    Neptune, New Jersey
    USA

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