Did you hear the news? Although the 2020 Summer Games at The College of New Jersey has been cancelled due to COVID-19, its spirit lives on through our incredible athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and volunteers.

Join us in celebrating the Special Olympics spirit by taking part in the 2020 Virtual Summer Games! This event is open to everyone and is a fun and safe way to virtually connect with your friends and peers from across the state. All current SONJ athletes, Unified partners, and coaches are invited to train and compete at home in a variety of sport challenges. Registered Young Athletes will have the opportunity to engage in multiple sport and educational activities during the Games. Family members, friends, and supporters are encouraged to volunteer as “Fans in the {virtual} Stands” to cheer on and celebrate all the amazing Virtual Summer Games participants!

Athletes can compete in the following Sports:

This competition is a fun and safe way for athletes, Unified partners and coaches to keep the spirit of Special Olympics New Jersey alive by competing against each other from home! Here’s how it works: 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITIES: Check out all the BocceGymnasticsPowerliftingTennis, and Track & Field activities and practice at home.
  2. PRACTICE: You can practice for as many events as you want. Keep track of your scores as you go. A simple pencil and paper will work or you can download this sample activity tracker.
  3. SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS: From June 1 – June 7, you can fill out the forms when you are ready to submit final scores. Submit your best scores for your events. You can also submit a picture or video of yourself practicing to share and possibly be included in the recap video! All final scores are due by Sunday, June 7 by 11:59 p.m.

To Register: www.sonjsummergames.org/register

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

We are asking all awesome fans of Special Olympics New Jersey to support our athletes as they compete at home in the 2020 Virtual Summer Games. Athletes have the opportunity to compete in track & field, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis and we need your support!

We want you to be part of this virtual event by sending in photos and videos cheering on our athletes, which you can do right away from the comfort of your own home.

Examples:

  • Posters
  • Chalk Drawings
  • High Fives 

To Volunteer Visit: www.sonjsummergames.org/volunteer-registration

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/563659817610969/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2020SONJVSG/

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