Special Olympics New Jersey Kicks-Off Winter Season This Weekend

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The Special Olympics New Jersey is kicking off their 2019 Winter Sports Season with games for players of all abilities.

Special Olympic athletes along with students from the Atlantic County Special Services School and Galloway Township Middle School celebrated the start of the Special Olympics Winter Sports Season with a unified game day on Friday, January 4th.

The unified game day event took place at Stockton University where students, both with and without intellectual disabilities participated in sports training sessions and games of volleyball and floor hockey together.

"Our united generation of kids is who we believe in because they are building this inclusive world, so being able to get kids together where they can play sports on a level playing field and discover that we all have different abilities but when we come together we make a great team," said Susan Colacello, director of School and Community Partnerships for Special Olympics of New Jersey.

On Saturday, January 5th, competition in Special Olympics New Jersey's floor hockey and volleyball tournaments begin with games being played at both Stockton and the Galloway Township Middle School.

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