New Jersey will be sending 60 athletes and Unified partners along with 19 coaches to compete in 10 of the 14 sports being played at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.

Back in October, we sent each of the athletes a letter confirming their selection to the games. These are their reactions.


“I’m famous.”

– Gabriel Shehady


Special Olympics New Jersey prides itself on always providing our athletes sports training and competition completely free-of-charge, no matter what level they are participating in! Please consider donating to the team below and help give these athletes the opportunity of a lifetime.

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7 comments on “2018 Team New Jersey Reveal”

  1. 1
    Loretta Lane on December 18, 2017

    I am so proud of our athletes and excited for them being selected for Team New Jersey. I hope we get great television and video coverage of their competitions.

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    Rodney Jackson on December 18, 2017


  3. 3
    George & Donna Weiss on December 19, 2017

    Congrats to ALL the Athlete’s going to Seattle Wasington for Team New Jersey 2018. We can’t be more proud of you all including one of our own from Rolling Thunder Bowling Area 06 . BRING HOME THE GOLD JUSTIN !!!!!

  4. 4
    MB on December 20, 2017

    Congratulations! I wish all of the best of luck representing NJ!!!

  5. 5
    Klewsaat Family on January 9, 2018

    Dane your family is SOOOOOO proud of you and all your team mates. Soon it will be time to show the nation how tough Jersey Athletes really are!!! Bring home the GOLD GUYS!

  6. 6
    LouEllen Smith-Monard on March 8, 2018

    Congratulations Team New Jersey! The closer the times comes to the Summer Games the more exciting it becomes. Preparations have been awesome! Thanks to great coaches who are dedicated coaches! We are definitely proud of our children! Laimont you have been so committed to this challenge, you make your family proud!! We love you all and bring home the gold for New Jersey!!

  7. 7
    Karen Byrne on July 15, 2018

    Nj rules

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