Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) are committed to working with schools to provide inclusive sport opportunities through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. Unified Sports bring people with and without disabilities together on the same team, each player an equal and meaningful part of the team. Unified Sports teams are made up of nearly equal numbers of students with and without disabilities of similar age and ability.
Building off the success of the Unified 4x100 relay event at the 2016 Meet of Champions, SONJ and the NJSIAA are piloting an expansion to the Unified Sports Track & Field program for 2017. In addition to expanding the number of schools and students participating, Unified Track & Field events will now take place at several meets during the entire 2017 Track & Field season. Unified competition will be offered at selected meets in one or more of the following events: 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, shot put, and running long jump.
For Additional Information Contact NJSIAA Assistant Director, Al Stumpf.