Posted by: sonewjersey | December 22, 2010

A Holiday Message from Marc Edenzon, President of Special Olympics New Jersey

Happy Holidays!

As 2010 comes to a close, we celebrate another successful year in an uncertain economy. There is no doubt that the success of our athletes and the commitment of their families is what drives our volunteers and sponsors to continue to support and grow the Special Olympics Movement in New Jersey. And while we have continued to see our athletes succeed in Special Olympics competitions on courts and playing fields in communities throughout the state, it is now our challenge to move our organization towards a movement of acceptance through sports.

As we enter 2011, the question needs to be asked: How will our athletes’ success in sport within Special Olympics enable them to gain acceptance on their school, intramural and community sports teams? Special Olympics New Jersey needs to play a role in promoting inclusion, and the move for Special Olympics New Jersey to expand the Unified Sports initiative is critical to our athletes achieving this goal. So the challenge for 2011…and beyond, will be to continue to expand the Special Olympics Movement, but recognize the importance of embracing inclusive sports play that, in time, will lead to community acceptance of our athletes even beyond the field of play.

On behalf of all of us at Special Olympics New Jersey, thank you for an extraordinary effort in 2010, and thank you for continuing to advance the mission of Special Olympics in 2011 and the years to come.

 To all, have a Happy Holiday and a Healthy New Year.

P.S. Be sure to watch the 2010 Year in Review video above.


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  1. Wishing everyone at Special Olympics New Jersery a wonderful holiday season. All the best to the staff, the athletes and my fellow volunteers.


    Jeanne Vocaturo

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