HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Team of Athletes and Coaches were recognized for their award winning efforts at the 2019 Special Olympics USA Summer Games by the Township Committee at the Sept. 10 meeting..
The 2019 Games were hosted in New Jersey on June 7th – 9th at The College of New Jersey. Nearly 2,500 athletes competed in 7 sports and were supported by over 3,000 volunteers and 10,000 spectators. Team New Jersey 2019 is made up of 272 athletes and 73 coaches, representing every county in the state, and ﬁelding the largest delegation in the history of the Games.
“It’s heartwarming when you see the number of people that are participating. To have this size delegation from New Jersey is pretty special.” said Mayor Frank DelCore.
The Mission of the Special Olympics of New Jersey, is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes are given continued opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.