After implementing the Return to Activity Guidelines with the help of Special Olympics and the state, Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) was excited to host Fall competition sports, both in-person and virtual!
These virtual events were open to athletes, coaches and Unified partners and was a fun and safe way to virtually connect with your teammates and peers from across the state. The Fall season of activity saw nearly 400 athletes and Unified partners return to the field, including events, in-season activities, and out-of-season practices.
All current SONJ athletes, Unified partners, and coaches were invited to train and compete at home in a variety of sport challenges, including cycling, equestrian, esports, flag football skills, golf, soccer skills, and triathlon through our One More Tri event.
About 229 athletes participated in the in-person sports and about 73 athletes participated in virtual sports. There were outdoor fitness/yoga and bocce offered, as well as the continuing SONJ Total Body Challenge online.