Welcome to the 2024 Young Athletes Summer Games!

Date: June 7 – June 9, 2024
Location: The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618

Ready to play? Let’s have some fun in the sun!
We are so excited to have our Young Athletes and Families joining us for Summer Games. Young Athletes introduces children with intellectual disabilities, ages 2–7, to the world of sports.

Sign-up is required and Young Athletes can participate on either Saturday OR Sunday.


At Summer Games, the smallest members of our community will learn basics like balance, running, throwing, and kicking, in addition to running the 25-meter Future Stars Race; all while making new friends and having fun!

Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 7, 2024 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lions Stadium, TCNJ

  • Check-in at Packer Ave – 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
    (check-in closes at 6:45 p.m. sharp)
  • Staging and line up at 7:00 p.m.
  • Parade of athletes at 7:30 p.m. and head into the stands

Young Athletes Events

Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2024

Activities – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. June Walker Field, TCNJ

  • Check-in – 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    (check-in closes at 10:45 a.m.)

Future Stars Race – 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Track & Field Complex, TCNJ


Sign-Up

To participate in our Young Athletes Events, you must be registered as a Young Athlete with Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ).

Participant Information




Parent/Guardian Information




Opening Ceremony
Participating on Saturday, June 8 or Sunday, June 9? You are invited to walk during the Opening Ceremony for the 2024 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games on Friday, June 7th!

Check in will be 6:15pm - 6:45pm at Packer Hall
Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m.




***Remember only 1 parent/guardian can accompany your child during the Opening Ceremony walk!
Young Athletes Summer Games Registration

Saturday, June 8th Registration
All Young Athletes will be participating in various of activity stations replicating our traditional sports. Activity stations will run from 10:00am - 11:30am.

Location:
Dr. June Walker Field (softball field)

Future Stars Race
Young Athletes Future Stars Race
All Young Athletes are invited to participate in a 25M dash called the Future Stars Race. Put on those fast shoes and run with your friends!

Race Starting Time: 12:00 - 12:30pm
Location: Outdoor Track


Family Escorts
One-on-One Family Escorts
  • Family escorts are available to help Young Athletes and their families with activities throughout the day. 
  • Parents are still required to be in attendance while their child participates.
  • PLEASE NOTE: A family escort is not guaranteed but we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Sunday, June 9th Registration
All Young Athletes will be participating in various of activity stations replicating our traditional sports. Activity stations will run from 10:00am - 11:30am.

Location:
Dr. June Walker Field (softball field)

Future Stars Race
Young Athletes Future Stars Race
All Young Athletes are invited to participate in a 25M dash called the Future Stars Race. Put on those fast shoes and run with your friends!

Race Starting Time: 12:00 - 12:30pm
Location: Outdoor Track


Family Escorts
One-on-One Family Escorts
  • Family escorts are available to help Young Athletes and their families with activities throughout the day. 
  • Parents are still required to be in attendance while their child participates.
  • PLEASE NOTE: A family escort is not guaranteed but we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Email
Please confirm/enter the email you would like us to send updates regarding Summer Games activities. Please list an email you check frequently.

County



Contact Us

If you have any questions about Young Athletes at Summer Games or Young Athletes in general, contact Brianna Santoro at bss@sonj.org.

* dates, times, locations are subject to change