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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
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The Young Athlete Program was created in consultation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to meet the physical and developmental needs of children, ages 2 ½ to 7, in the areas of physical activity and play, with an emphasis on sports skill development. 
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Special Olympics New Jersey currently serves more than 24,000 athletes throughout the state. All programs are free to registered athletes including insurance, facilities, equipment, uniforms, housing & meals for events, awards, sports, education and more. In addition to programs offered on the local, county, sectional and state levels, Special Olympics New Jersey offers free programs and activities at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex in Lawrenceville, including Camp Shriver, fitness training, Athlete University, coach and volunteer training sessions, family programs and so much more.

Through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities are benefited physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened, and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding individuals with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.

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1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

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+1 (609) 896-8000

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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Lakewood
    New Jersey
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    Medical Screenings

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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    In need of an updated medical? Come see us at our mobile health vehicle and get your FREE medical screening. Download the medical form, fill out the first two pages and our doctors will do the rest!


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    Ocean Lanes
    2085 Lanes Mill Rd.
    Lakewood, New Jersey
    USA
  • Jan 07 - Jan 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     
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    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     

    The Games in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019. The Board unanimously voted to award the World Games to Abu Dhabi based on a comprehensive bid proposal, a site visit by a Board Committee, and the country's vision to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. That vision begins with the United Arab Emirates and extends to their region and the world. The UAE is close to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, so the Games are expected to have a very broad benefit.


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    Aquatics Palace
    1 Swimmingly Lane
    Aquacity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All swimming events will occur in this venue.
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    Field Sport Palace
    23 Field Sport Avenue
    Fieldcity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All field sports will occur in this venue
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