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Summer Vibes at Camp Shriver

August 17, 2023

Special Olympics New Jersey hosts Camp Shriver every summer, based on Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s original camp that started five years before the Special Olympics movement began. New Jersey embraces this legacy and focuses on fitness, wellness, sports, fun, and learning. This summer, SONJ had a total of 140 registered campers amongst several day and twilight sessions…

Successful Inaugural Walk SONJ

July 24, 2023

On June 24, 2023, the inaugural Walk SONJ event took place, marking a memorable day of unity, fundraising, and community support. Across the state of New Jersey, 13 walks simultaneously engaged participants in unique and diverse locations, all with a shared goal of raising funds for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) and its incredible athletes….

2023 Statue of Liberty 5K

July 13, 2023

The rain held off on July 4 this year and the views were equally amazing! Participants came over on the Liberty State Park Ferry to participate in the Statue of Liberty 5K, hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics New Jersey. The course featured a 360 view of the Statue of Liberty,…

SONJ Represents at 2023 World Games

July 2, 2023

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 was held from June 16-25, 2023. Over 7,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from 180 nations competed in 24 summer sports. Many renowned sports facilities in Berlin, Germany provided state-of-the-art competition venues, including Berlin Olympic Stadium, which held the Opening Ceremony. Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) sent 3…