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Latest Stories from Special Olympics New Jersey

2019 Awards Dinner

November 26, 2019

On Friday, November 22nd, members of the Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) community gathered for the 2019 Awards Dinner. Each year, the annual event recognizes exemplary athletes, coaches, volunteers, supporters, and partners for their passion , commitment, and achievements within the Special Olympics movement. This year, the Awards Dinner was held at the Hilton East…

Going Cold Turkey in Asbury

November 20, 2019

On Saturday, November 16th, 2019, Splashers and Dashers came out to Asbury Park, New Jersey for the 2019 Thanks4Giving in support of Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ). The day started at The Grand Arcade of Convention Hall with the inaugural Thanks4Giving “Turkey Dash 5K” registration. Starting in scenic Asbury Park, 170 participants dashed along the…

Running, Jogging, and Walking UNIFIED

November 8, 2019

On Saturday, November 2nd, the third annual Unified 5K Run took place at Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Rowan Unified Club member, Timothy Sharp, volunteered as an “angel” for the event. Below he shares his experience with Special Olympics New Jersey athlete, Brian Cannavina.  “Recently, I participated in the Unified 5K at the new Inspira Health…

Fall Season Wraps Up in Style

November 1, 2019

Over the course of two weeks, the Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) 2019 Fall Games took place at multiple locations. On Saturday, October 19th, Equestrian athletes took to the course at Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Rules, divisions, and general information can be found in the program below, along with links to the…