Team New Jersey Takes Home the Gold in More Ways than One at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games!


First of all, I would like to congratulate ALL of the champions who have participated in this national event. I was at the Opening Ceremonies on June 15th, where law enforcement representatives and athletes from throughout the United States, who ran together for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, brought the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  It was spectacular!

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is Lit.

Special Olympics 2014 USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run: The Flame of Hope is lit.

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2014 Special Olympics USA Games & ShopRite Unveil Commemorative Wheaties Box | Special Olympics 2014


 

Commemorative Box Features Special Olympics New Jersey Basketball Player Michael Reed

2014 Special Olympics USA Games & ShopRite Unveil Commemorative Wheaties Box | Special Olympics 2014

Commemorative Box Features Special Olympics New Jersey Basketball Player Michael Reed

 

ShopRite, the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and General Mills announced today the creation of a limited edition, commemorative Wheaties box in celebration of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. This limited edition box, which will be sold exclusively in ShopRite stores, features Michael Reed, a Special Olympics New Jersey basketball player who is competing in the 2014 USA Games. The 2014 USA Games will be held June 14-21 in Mercer County, NJ and will feature nearly 3,500 athletes from throughout the U.S. competing in 16 different Olympic-style sports.

 

A little about what to expect at this year’s National Games:

 

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games is 52 days away from the commencement of the largest, most innovative and inspirational national event to be held in the history of Special Olympics in the United States. From June 14-21, America’s Champions will be revealed at a historic, life and perception-changing event as nearly 3,500 Special Olympics compete with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an anticipated 70,000 spectators.

Upon arrival, athletes will encounter a world-class sporting event that celebrates and showcases their talents, while empowering the nation to join in building communities of respect and acceptance. The 2014 USA Games will be held throughout Mercer County, NJ including competitions at Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey and Mercer County Park, with the Opening Ceremonies taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Click the above link for more of this article and see 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games for more details and information.

I can’t wait to witness my friends and teammates participate in these competitions and events!

Lauren Potter to be Special Olympics World Games 2015 Ambassador


Lauren Potter to be Special Olympics World Games 2015 Ambassador

For all you Glee fanatics and athletic supporters out there who love to learn about and support a good cause, Lauren Potter, of Glee’s Cheerio fame on Fox will be the Ambassador for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The games are scheduled to be held in July.

For more information about World Games, facts and the events, visit the official website for LA2015.

~ Posted by Lily