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Spring Sports Festival

Nearly 1,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout New Jersey, plus hundreds of coaches, volunteers, family members, friends and spectators will be in attendance at the 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey Spring Sports Festival. Athletes will compete in basketball, or singles and team bowling, with the opportunity to compete on traditional or Unified teams in both sports. More information »

Snow Bowl

Special Olympics New Jersey and the New York Giants Football Team invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament being hosted at MetLife Stadium on March 20-22, 2015. This 6-on-6 flag football tournament is played over three days and includes recreational, competitive and co-ed divisions. Is your team ready to take the field? More on Snow Bowl »


Run along the scenic Jersey shore at RunAPalooza 2015, where participants can choose from a relay marathon, half marathon or a 5K. Join us on Saturday, April 18 for this event organized by the Jersey Shore Running Club to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. More information »

Lincoln Tunnel Challenge

Forget the tolls and traffic...RUN the Lincoln Tunnel on April 19th! Not only will this be the most unique race you run all year, you can also put a little pep in your step knowing you're helping the more than 24,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. More information »

The Perlman Cup

It's Tee Time ladies! Join us for the 18th Annual Perlman Cup, created in memory of Bessie Cutter Perlman, founder of Special Olympics New Jersey. This all women's golf outing is designed to accommodate the beginner, as well as experience golfer. For those new to golf, there will be a 2-hour clinic and dinner package available. More information »

Sports Complex

The Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex is a one-of-kind facility, affording individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families and the community a place to come together to increase the quality and expand the reach of Special Olympics throughout the state. More on the Sports Complex »

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Join us on July 4th for the most patriotic 5K you'll run all year. What better way to kick off your Independence Day than spending the morning with Lady Liberty? More »
From May 26 to July 10, the Flame of Hope will travel to Los Angeles, California, to open the Special Olympics World Games. Find out how YOU can take part as a torchbearer. More »

Latest News

With close to 150 teams and raising over $500,000, the 2015 Snow Bowl was a huge success! Fierce competition and outstanding sportsmanship were both evident throughout the three days. Check out some pictures from the event! More »

All the snow on the ground and in the forecast really made the 22nd annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights feel like the North Pole, but that didn't stop nearly 6,000 people from raising funds and jumping in the 34°F water all for the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. More »

As a long-standing supporter of Special Olympics, Toys "R" Us continues to find ways of introducing the youngest aspiring athletes to the world of sports. Now through March 31, Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us customers can make in-store or online donations to help kids of all abilities experience "My First Sports Moments." Make your donation and check out one of Special Olympics New Jersey's own Young Athletes™, Colin, and some of his own sports moments! More »

The annual Polar Bear Plunge held in Wildwood, on January 17 raised more than $325,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. More »

Interested in volunteering for Special Olympics New Jersey but not sure where to start? Come check out one of our New Volunteer Interest Sessions and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of more than 24,000 athletes throughout the state. More »

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