RWJBarnabas Health started their affiliation with Special Olympics when they signed on as as Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games hosted in New Jersey. They were Presenting Sponsor of Families and provided the largest contingency of volunteers with 1,200 individuals, from ten different locations, giving their time during the week-long festivities.
Following their partnership of the 2014 USA Games, RWJBarnabas Health continued their decision and support of the Special Olympics mission by agreeing to a multi-year partnership to support the Healthy Communities initiative. RWJBarnabas Health annually provides professional clinicians to aid in FREE medical screenings to Special Olympics New Jersey athletes at different event locations throughout the year, as well as nutritionists at other health programs.
A representative from RWJBarnabas Health currently serves as a member of our Board of Trustees.
On Saturday, September 18, 2021, we welcomed donors, supporters and partners to the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex to celebrate the RWJBarnabas Health Sports Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.