April is National Volunteer Month!

We cannot serve our athletes the way we do without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.
Volunteer registration for Summer Games is now open! Special Olympics New Jersey is proud to announce that after 3 years, Summer Games will be back at The College of New Jersey from June 10-12.

There are other volunteer opportunities for events leading up to Summer Games. We are looking for volunteers to help support over 20 sports competitions and fundraising events. Learn more
Do you have a great story to tell while volunteering or about a volunteer? We'd love it if you shared it with us on our Share Your Story page!
2022 Returns to the Tunnel!
You've run outside, but have you ever run underwater? On May 1 we will once again be onsite at the Lincoln Tunnel for a 5K run through and back! Register for this unique opportunity to experience the challenge from New Jersey to New York!
Remember - register by April 10 at 11:59 p.m. if you want to have your shirt and bib mailed to you beforehand, and save time in the morning!
On Thursday, April 14, Wawa is celebrating its 58th anniversary by Brightening Days of associates, customers, and the community with Free Coffee at all 960 locations chainwide! Wawa will also distribute $1 million in gift cards to National and Community Partners to provide hunger and fuel relief to its constituents. Stop by your local Wawa to help celebrate Wawa Day! 
SONJ Staff and athletes will be at store #8473 in Freehold at 9:00 a.m.!
(3303 Route 9, Freehold, NJ 07728)
The 2022 Spring Season comes to a close after in-person Area bowling competitions with a remote bowling option, four weeks of basketball league and the 2022 Spring Games basketball tournament in Wildwood. Check out our blog post for photos, results, and more!
Community Day
Saturday, April 9
SONJ celebrates its new office space at Rowan College of South Jersey with informational sessions, MedFest, and giveaways! Sign-up to attend today!
Community Day
Saturday, April 23
Learn everything you need to know to get involved with Special Olympics New Jersey with informational sessions, MedFest, and giveaways! Sign-up to attend today!
Evening of Chance
Thursday, May 5
West Windsor Township, NJ
The Perlman Cup
May 10, 2022
Monroe Township, NJ
June 14, 2022
Atlantic City, NJ
The Higgins Classic
June 20, 2022
Bedminster, NJ
Story from our Volunteers
Kyle is a young man who works with me at Mountain Creek, and competes as an athlete in Alpine Skiing events. I was acting as a volunteer, accompanying another skier to his events. As we were getting together to go up the mountain for the afternoon event, Kyle joined us - he was going to be in the same event! We rode up in the gondola together, as these two had become friends as well as competitors over the years. As we rode up, Kyle said to his friend,

"I bet we're going to win gold and silver, but I don't care which one of us wins gold. We've been friends a long time, and I root for you too!"

They did, indeed, finish first and second.

- Jim M., coach/volunteer

Video footage provided by Kenneth S., volunteer
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