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Latest Special Olympics New Jersey Stories

2013-11-19 16:22:30

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony held at the New Jersey Statehouse, Governor Chris Christie was named Honorary Chair of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be held in New Jersey, June 14-21. Governor Christie's nomination as Honorary Chair and the formal request to accept were presented by Special Olympics athletes and 2014 USA Games Board Members Loretta Claiborne and Bobby Fredericks, as part of the Special Olympics New Jersey Athlete Congress....

2013-09-04 16:26:39

Rutgers University's Football Coach continues longstanding tradition. LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) announces the appointment of Rutgers Football Head Coach, Kyle Flood, as Honorary Coach. The appointment is just one part of an ongoing relationship between Rutgers Football and SONJ that was established more than 10 years ago. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/NY74266 ) "This is a wonderful gesture to be...

2013-08-20 08:23:54

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is very pleased to announce the appointment of Johnny Byrne as the Chef de Mission for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California. This international competition is set to take place between July 25 and August 2, 2015, and will see the participation of more than 7,000 athletes from as many as 170 nations. The 14(th) Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles marks the first time in 16 years...

2012-12-20 12:26:15

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics New Jersey, a not-for-profit organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, has unveiled a redesigned website to promote Special Olympics New Jersey's regular events and generate excitement and Genuine Jersey Pride for the hometown athletes. The new site, located at www.sonj.org, is part of an integrated campaign designed by digital and direct...

2012-09-20 10:25:14

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics New Jersey announced today that it is partnering with leading digital and direct interactive agency Rosetta to develop and implement a new marketing strategy and brand positioning to raise awareness for the organization's regular events held across the state of New Jersey and generate excitement for Team New Jersey going into the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games, which will be held in New Jersey. (Logo:...

2012-07-23 06:22:20

PRINCETON, N.J., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organizing Committee of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games today announced a $1 million commitment from PSE&G, making the company a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. The Games are expected to have a $50 million impact on New Jersey's economy as thousands of athletes, coaches, and supporters descend upon the Garden State for the Games. The Games will be the largest Special Olympics national...

2011-06-15 15:06:00

Minnesotans join 315 athletes and 125 coaches from Special Olympics Team USA as they journey to Greece for the country's largest sporting event of the year MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous training and preparation, eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and two coaches will depart Saturday for the most spectacular sporting event happening this year -- Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, where they will compete as part of...

2010-09-17 13:49:00

Games will be held June 25 - July 4 in Athens, Greece MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes have been selected to Team USA at the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, June 25- July 4, 2011. The Minnesotans selected to Team USA include Jake Sawyer, 21, a swimmer from Champlin; fellow swimmer Amy Holty, 30, of Rochester; track & field athlete Kristina Fritz, 32, of Woodbury; bocce player Tyler DeVries, 24, of Underwood; Blaine...

2010-07-26 14:43:00

94 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes represented state at National Games in Lincoln, Neb. MINNEAPOLIS, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Minnesota athletes earned 91 medals at the 2010 USA National Games, competing as Team Minnesota in the Lincoln, Neb. event, July 18-23. The 94-member team brought back 37 gold, 34 silver and 20 bronze medals through competition in a total of 43 unique events. In team sports, Minnesota's unified volleyball team, male bowling team, and...

2010-06-29 09:53:00

Special Olympics Minnesota athletes will arrive at National Games via Airlift MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Team Minnesota athletes will arrive at the 2010 USA National Games with soaring spirits thanks to the in-kind support of regional corporations as part of the 2010 Citation Special Olympics Airlift coordinated by Cessna Aircraft Company. The 94 athletes comprising Team Minnesota will be among 2,000 total Special Olympics athletes scheduled to take...