Special Olympics 2014
Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Gamesin New Jersey from June 14-21. They will be joined by 1,000 coaches and delegates, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family members and spectators.
There will be 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports competitions held in some of the top sports venues in the state. They include aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, flag football, golf, gymnastics, power lifting, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. In addition, baseball and triathlon will be demonstration sports.
All of the sports competitions are free and open to the public. Schedules are still being finalized, but all competitions begin on June 16 and continue through June 20 at Princeton University in Princeton, Rider University in Lawrenceville, the College of New Jersey in Ewing, Mercer County Park in West Windsor, Skillman Park in Skillman, the Peddie School in Hightstown, the Hun School of Princeton in Princeton, the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville and Brunswick Zone-Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.
In addition to the scheduled sports competitions, there will be sport showcases during the evening hours highlighting different aspects of the sports. The public can also participate in:
- Corporate Park: This interactive area at Mercer County Park is where the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games corporate partners will host activities, provide giveaways and engage with the community. It will be open from June 16 to 20.
- Unified Sports Festival: The close of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games is a community event taking place June 20 from 2 to 4 pm at the College of New Jersey. This festival invites the public to compete side by side with Special Olympics athletes in a variety of sports. It’s a way for the community to try out different sports including bocce, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, an obstacle course and more. A unified basketball game will also be part of the fun.
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