Ways to Get Involved
There are a variety of ways athletes can participate in Special Olympics. Your choices are based on sports, team and individual, ability to travel and availability of local training programs in your area. Please note, travel is not provided by Special Olympics New Jersey to athlete training or competition.
Strategies for Participation:
- Register as part of an existing local training program that is managed by parents and volunteers with no direct affiliation between group and school or agency that serves athletes.
- Register with an existing school or agency program that provides direct service to an athlete. Contact teacher/staff for information on programs/sports offered, or contact the Special Olympics New Jersey Outreach Manager for assistance in getting a program started in your school or agency.
- Start a new Local Training Program by contacting Special Olympics New Jersey and receive technical support and resources to create a new program.
- Register as an Independent Athlete (i.e., Individual sports - golf, bowling, skiing, etc.)