From the alleys to the courts, hundreds of athletes spent the past few months giving it their all for the chance to make it to Spring Games.
Out of nearly 4,500 athletes who compete in basketball and bowling, a third of them advance to the final stage of competition for the spring season.
Bowlero in North Brunswick was home to Spring Games bowling. More than 600 athletes showed up March 23-24 for two days of jam-packed competition. From ramp to ambulatory, athletes of all abilities bowled their best.
The Wildwoods area was full of Special Olympics/March Madness mania the weekend of March 30-31 for Spring Games basketball. Athletes competed at six different venues scattered across the Wildwoods. This event kicked off with a Unified Game Day, where five schools participated in team-building exercises and learned about Special Olympics school programs.
It's nothing but eat, sleep, and basketball here in Wildwood! 🏀⛹️♂️⛹️♀️
We wish all 700 athletes and coaches the best of luck as they compete in Spring Games! pic.twitter.com/KwUKvkO5Jr
— Special Olympics NJ (@SONewJersey) March 30, 2019
In addition to competition, the SONJ mobile health vehicle offered free medical screenings at the Wildwoods Convention Center. There were also baseline concussion screenings and performance stations available to all attending athletes.