Special Olympics New Jersey is proud to introduce the 270 athletes chosen to represent Team New Jersey at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games! These Games, hosted right here in the Garden State, will celebrate the Special Olympics movement while promoting the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and highlighting the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Sports competition will be held at venues throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. In addition to the many showcased sports, Team New Jersey athletes will participate in spectacular special events including an Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center, Closing Ceremony at Sun National Bank Center, a boardwalk-themed Olympic Town, a Special Olympics Unified Sports® Festival, and much more.
Each athlete selected for Team New Jersey has committed to competing at their highest level of performance during the USA Games. In the coming months, they will work harder than they have ever worked before. They will be completely focused on training and sport. They will dedicate their lives to preparing for the national stage. They will represent!
Now that's Genuine Jersey Pride!