ATTENTION ⚽️😎⠀ ⠀ Our movement would not be possible without the incredible coaches that dedicate so much time and effort into their athletes! Start a soccer program today to make YOUR impact. Link in bio!⠀ ⠀ Deadline to start your program is August 9th; leagues run from September through October.
#Repost @specialolympics • • • • • • When Reese saw @specialolympicsnj gymnast Morgan Hulteen on this poster, you could see the inspiration in her eyes as she was seeing a model who looked like her (& was a gymnast like her!). Representation in advertising, television and beyond is at the 💜 of our #InclusionRevolution! Show your support & take the pledge to let us know you will #ChooseToInclude until moments like this are commonplace ➡️ Link in bio.
Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July from Liberty Island! Thanks to presenting sponsor @rwjbarnabas_health and @statuecruises for ferry services to all participants!
The second week of #CampShriver wrapped up today with the first-ever balance bike camp which was made possible by a generous grant from @childrensphila! Camp starts back up July 8 with basketball week!
1 week until the Statue of Liberty 5K! Don't miss out on the chance to run with Lady Liberty herself on our nation's birthday - what's more patriotic than that!? Visit liberty5k.org to sign up before registration closes Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m.
FINALLY! Check out the #SONJSummerGames recap (link in bio), which also includes all results from competition and photos from throughout the weekend!
First week of #CampShriver at RCGC wrapped up today! Having some afternoon FOMO?? Check out the link in our bio to register for one (or more) of the four remaining camps!
Congratulations to all the Special Olympics New Jersey athletes who competed in this year’s Summer Games June 7-9! #sonjsummergames
We're out here for the final day of #SONJSummerGames at @tcnj_official! Competition and Medal Ceremonies until this afternoon! 🎖️🎖️
Check out some action shots from the Law Enforcement Torch Run that took place today! 📸: @marco.catini.stories To all those that ran and cheered on our officers we cannot thank you enough for your incredible support! See you in 10 minutes for Opening Ceremony!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Join us for tonight's Opening Ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. @TCNJ! Unable to attend? Follow along with us on @nj1015! ##SONJSummerGames
Thanks everyone for brrr-inging it to Seaside Heights today!🥶 Nearly 7,500 people raised more than $2 million and plunged to support thousands of Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. @njpolarplunge #freezingforareason #seasideplunge
Three days left in our @wawa Scan Card Campaign to benefit over 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. Don’t forget to add a $1, $3 or $5 donation during checkout when you stop by this weekend.
What a feeling! Today, was the final day of competition at Winter Games. Athletes’ season long dedication paid off in the form of medals. Congratulations to all the families, coaches, and volunteers who helped make these medals possible.
And with that, the 2019 Winter Games are officially underway. Let the games begin.
Each of our athletes face unique challenges but when it comes time for competition, they all strive for the same thing: to be accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Take a look at some of the Winter Games Floor Hockey competitors. Link to more in profile.
Youth leaders have the power to change the world. ⠀ More than 120 students from 7 schools in south Jersey met to discuss how to improve inclusive schools, living Unified, and what the Inclusion Revolution really means. #ChooseToInclude
From now through February 17th, Special Olympics New Jersey and @wawa are teaming up to raise money in support of our New Jersey athletes. Customers will be able to add a donation of $1, $3 or $5 at checkout, so head on into Wawa today and help make an impact!
In 2012, Phil Morin asked a few of his fantasy football buddies if they might be interested in trading the keyboard for the clipboard and signing up to play in the New York Football Giants Snow Bowl. The goal was to raise awareness and funds for his then 1-year-old son Finn. Link to the video is in our profile. 🎬
Nearly 1,000 plungers jumped into the ocean today for the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood! ⠀ ⠀ Starting off the plunge year right, over $300,000 was raised to support more than 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes across the state. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and got freezin’ for a reason!
Heading over to the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood? Be sure to grab your morning coffee at @wawa and drop your spare coins in the collection box near the registers. Every donation made will help a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete succeed on and off the playing field.
A forever thank you to our Law Enforcement community. The commitment, warmth, and respect shown to our athletes is an example for everyone.
While our mission is to provide sports training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities, we also work off the playing field to enrich the lives of more than 25,000 athletes, their families and their communities in New Jersey.
Heading into the weekend with smiles on our faces! Happy #WorldSmileDay!
Pulling for a cause! Over 500 strong took to the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport to test their strength against a Boeing 737, raising more than $150,000 for our athletes. 📸: @marco.catini.photo
A common misconception about Special Olympics is that our organization only serves “kids”. However, we have athletes of all ages and even ones that compete all the way up to their 80’s 😮!
Swim. Bike. Run. Unified. Today’s One More Tri event was both a competition for SONJ athletes and a community fundraiser. Athletes of ALL abilities got to 🏊♀️, 🚴 and 🏃♀️alongside each other. Thanks @edisonenergy and M&T Bank for the support! #InclusionRevolution
Thank you for the support during this summer's @mls Soccer Exchange! #RBNYUnified @mlsworks #Repost @prudential ・・・ It’s more than just an opportunity, it’s about experiencing the power of inclusion. Unified sports join people with and without disabilities on the same team making for a quick path to friendship and understanding. Thank you to all the athletes on this year’s @newyorkredbulls @specialolympicsnj Unified team and everything you gave to the game. ⚽️ #RedTogether #PruCARES
September means school is starting and fall is around the corner, but before we close out summer completely let’s look back at summer Camp Shriver! ➡️ Over the next 1️⃣0️⃣ days, we'll highlight 🔝 Camp moments on our IG story. Check it out and read a complete Camp recap at: sonj.org/about/blog ⠀ ⏪ THEN: Eunice Kennedy Shriver began Camp Shriver as a backyard summer camp in 1962. 6 years later, @specialolympics was founded. ▶️ NOW: SONJ is honored to carry on the legacy of Camp Shriver. This year, 204 athletes gathered at the SONJ Sports Complex and @rcgcnj over 5 weeks to learn about sports, fitness, health and wellness.
It was a successful day of health and hockey during Healthy Athletes Day at the @rwjbarnabas_health Hockey House! More than 50 athletes and their families participated in free health screenings, a nutrition seminar, and a Learn to Skate session on the @njdevils practice rink!
The first Learn to Skate series of the year is complete! The program started strong at @icelandskatingcenter! It was a full 5 weeks of foundational skating skills and sport education. Can't wait to see these athletes continue their growth on the ice! ⛸#SONJLTS . . 📸: Heather O' Connell Photography
The battle of Good vs Evil is about to begin at The Great Coaster Race in support of over 25k athletes. It’s a beautiful day to take to the skies @SFGreat_America!
❗️TUNE IN ❗️ ⠀ @SpecialOlympics Unified Sports All-Star match will be streamed LIVE tonight at 5:45pm ET. Watch it on ESPN3 or www.youtube.com/user/mls. Keep an eye out for homegrown players Billy Iocona and Kyle Perez on the Eastern Conference team, repping the proud state of New Jersey and the @NewYorkRedBulls!⠀ ⠀ Thank you @MLSWORKS & ESPN Citizenship for having our athletes #PlayUnifiedMLS at #MLSAllStar!
Happy #NationalNewJerseyDay from the home of #GenuineJerseyPride!
Just 3 short weeks ago, #TeamNewJersey powerlifter Steven Kryspin, lifted 1,230 pounds of combine weight on his way to 4 golds at the @2018USAGames!
What do you mean Camp Shriver is already halfway done?? With RCGC Camp over and still 2.5 weeks of Camp at the SONJ Sports Complex to go, summer time sure flies by! Check out what we've been up to these past few weeks (link in bio)!
Ninety-one. That's how many medals Team NJ brought home from the @specialolympicsusagames. Our athletes competed with spirit, determination, and respect, and we stand tall as New Jerseyans. Check out a full list of results on our blog: www.sonj.org/about/blog
Just because it's summer doesn't meant winter training has to stop! Learn to Skate is here! Athletes are taking to the ice at rinks throughout the state to learn fundamentals and achieve their goals this summer. This first series kicked off strong at @icelandskatingcenter and they're ready for the next 4 weeks! #SONJLTS #TrainWithUs
This is what inclusion looks like. #TeamNewJersey Interscholastic Unified Basketball is taking home the gold medal 🥇 at the @specialolympicsusagames! They will also be taking home friendships and memories that will span a lifetime. #InclusionRevolution #RiseWithUs