The 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games to be held in Mercer County from June 14 to June 21, 2014.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes on Tuesday announced that Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) has been selected as the Host Airport for the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games to be held in Mercer County from June 14, 2014, to June 21, 2014. The selection was first announced by Cessna Aircraft Co. officials at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Fla. With the selection of New Jersey as the site of the 2014 Games, Cessna started looking at area airports that could host the Citation Special Olympics Airlift. This airlift, made up of volunteer pilots and their companies’ Cessna Citation aircraft, provides…
No trash talk here: Rowan and New Jersey Special Olympics athletes create a first-of-its-kind basketball league.
Basketball games at Rowan University have taken on a different tone lately. It’s not just the Profs shooting for glory, but a new league of players who are winning over fans. Rowan is the first organization in the state to team up with Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) to create the Unified Sports club. Over several Saturday since February, 60 Rowan students have taken the court alongside 28 SONJ players for league play. Unified Sports is a five-on-five, eight-team basketball league — the first of its kind at any university nationwide. Rowan’s assistant director for sport clubs and youth programs, Gary Baker, spearheaded the club after enthusiastic meetings with dozens of university students about the idea. “I had a Special Olympics …