Mission of the Month
Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) is dedicated to bringing pride into the lives of all involved. This not-for-profit organization provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization operates on an annual budget primarily funded through individuals, corportate, civic and foundation dollars that make up more than 98% of their annual operating budget. There is no cost to the registered athletes - All programs offered are free. The athletes must be at least 8 years of age and identified by an agency or professional as having one of a specific list of conditions/disabilities. Children 2 ½ to 7 years of age are elibile to participate in the Young Athletes Program. SONJ is a wonderful organization offering 13 area programs and local training within each.