March 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Special Olympics New Jersey is looking for anyone who might be interested in becoming a Special Olympics athlete, coach or volunteer. An information session, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be held on Monday, April 7, at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
“Beginning this year, Union County is partnering with the state chapter of the Special Olympics national organization to bring developmental, recreational and team sports to Union County for children living with disabilities,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “We welcome Special Olympics New Jersey to our wonderful facility at Galloping Hill Golf Course and invite the public to learn more about this great opportunity.”
The information session on April 7 will outline a number of Olympic-style sports that will be organized in the program. There also will be information about year-round training and competition, developmental sports and school programs.
“We hope to attract parents and athletes of all ages to this initial information session,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados. “In addition, we invite our local special education supervisors and school superintendents, municipal recreation leaders, and organizations that work with special needs individuals, to learn how they can get involved in changing lives through sports.”
Galloping Hill Golf Course, located at 3 Golf Drive (off the Boulevard) in Kenilworth, is a facility of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about the Special Olympics information session, please call Manny Ramirez at 908-527-4781.