Over 2,500 athletes. 2,500 volunteers. 1,000 coaches and chaperones. Hundreds of law enforcement officers. 10,000 spectators.
Thousands of people gathered at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) June 8-10 for the 2018 SONJ Summer Games. This weekend was especially historic because 2018 marked 50 years of Special Olympics and the 35th anniversary of the SONJ Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Friday morning kicked us off with the Torch Run taking place all over New Jersey. Law enforcement officers from around the state ran the torch to TCNJ to light the cauldron at Summer Games Opening Ceremony.
Check out the videos below to witness the Opening Ceremony and experience the weekend through the eyes of SONJ athlete/Summer Games correspondent Patrice Jetter.
Athletes hit milestones, made lasting memories, and broke barriers. Our amazing volunteer photographers captured the action from the weekend, which you can take a look below: