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Latest Stories from Special Olympics New Jersey

A Father’s Tale, a Son’s Journey, and a Grandfather’s Legacy

February 24, 2020

From February 2-4, the 2020 Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games took place in Vernon, NJ. Among the 300+ athletes was alpine skiier Jordan Cohn. His father, Richard, tells he and his family’s story below.  Written by Richard Cohn “Jordan Cohn, the middle sibling of three brothers, raised in West Orange, NJ, was classified on…

Representing on the Hill

February 19, 2020

On February 11th, four Special Olympics New Jersey representatives (see below) traveled to Washington D.C. for Hill Day to advocate for Special Olympics health, Unified Champion Schools, and sports programs. Check out what our representatives, Trevor, Louis, Paige, and Rosemarie, thought about the experience!  Paige on her thoughts about Hill Day  “On February 11th, 2020,…

2020 Winter Games – Wrapping Up the Winter Sports Season

February 14, 2020

The Special Olympics New Jersey winter sports season finished up with Winter Games in Vernon, Stockholm, and West Orange, NJ. Check out the first half of 2020 Winter Games at the beginning of January in Stockholm, NJ.  More than 340 athletes took to the snow and ice February 2-4 for the annual Special Olympics (SONJ)…

Over 1,000 plunge in Wildwood

January 15, 2020

Over 1,000 plungers took to the chilly Atlantic Ocean on January 11th for the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood, NJ.  The start to the 2020 plunge season brought in over $330,000 to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes around the state. The top fundraising teams lead the way, including AlohAvengers who lead from the…