Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The Wildwoods host Special Olympics New Jersey Basketball competitions ~ Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24


THE WILDWOODS - Special Olympics athletes from across New Jersey will participate in Special Olympics New Jersey Spring Games Basketball on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, in the Wildwoods.

Six different locations throughout the Wildwoods will host these competitions, including the Wildwoods Convention Center, the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic Academy, the North Wildwood Community Center and the Byrne Community Center. 

Special Olympics athletes from across the Garden State will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.

Competitions will be held from 10 am - 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am - 2 pm on Sunday at each venue. This event is open to the public and admission is FREE. Tournament divisions and schedules will be available at www.sonj.org/events/spring-games-basketball/ as the event date approaches.

For over 55 years, Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training and athletic competitions to thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge. Athletes can participate in 24 Olympic-type sports, receive free health screenings and participate in leadership opportunities. Through the joy and power of sports, athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience pure competitive joy.

Additionally, this inclusive community allows athletes to share their gifts, skills and friendship with their families, fellow Special Olympics athletes and the greater community. Thousands of coaches, volunteers, family members, friends and spectators dedicate their time to Special Olympics New Jersey.

For additional information, call 609-896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

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