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Unified Spotlight – Rowan Unified

April 3, 2020

From now until June 5th, Special Olympics New Jersey will be giving the spotlight to our College Unified programs. The first club up is Rowan Unified!  In 2012, Rowan University was the first college in New Jersey to partner with Special Olympics New Jersey to create a Unified Sports® program. This program was designed to…

14th Annual Snow Bowl

March 13, 2020

The 14th annual Snow Bowl to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ from March 6-8. The 3-day, 6-6 flag football tournament raised nearly $600,000 for over 26,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. The Snow Bowl is a unique fundraising event that gives players the chance to compete on the…

Record Numbers at Plunge Seaside

February 28, 2020

On February 22, the 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights brought over 8,000 plungers, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of spectators, all helping to raise over $2.4 million for 26,000+ Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes! This year’s event set record numbers for the amount of plungers and money raised for SONJ! The…

Balance Bike Training

February 28, 2020

Athletes of all ages are improving balance, coordination and confidence through balance bike training. In 2018, Special Olympics New Jersey, with support from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, conducted a research study examining the effects of Balance Bike Training on balance with individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Participants received an 8-week intervention which included weekly balance bike…