Nearly 1,000 Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes and Unified partners, joined by hundreds of coaches, volunteers, family members, friends, and spectators, participated in the 2021 Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) Fall Games on October 23-24, 2021. SONJ athletes throughout the Garden State were hard at work training in Cycling, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, and Triathlon.
Golf started the day at Mountain View Golf Course where athletes played with Unified partners. Skillman Park hosted the Bike SONJ: Ride for Inclusion event sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raised $32,500! Those riders joined and started with the athletes from Cycling before they took off on their routes. Flag Football and Soccer took place at multiple fields at Mercer County Park where Special Olympics New Jersey also hosted a MedFest medical screening event for athletes. On Sunday, October 24, The Unified Cup Soccer tournament took place for the first time in 4 years at Mercer County Park as well. Equestrian videos were submitted and were judged remotely.