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Special Olympics New Jersey, A Look back To A Successful Games, A Look Ahead To The World Games

Special Olympics New Jersey, A Look back To A Successful Games, A Look Ahead To The World Games
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In less than a month, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will open in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. Some of that impact will be experienced and felt in New Jersey, which just over a year ago hosted one of the most successful events, the Special Olympics National Games at sites all over the state.

The resonation from those Games, combined with the World Summer Games, continues to grow, so we caught ip with Heather Bell Andersen, , Chief Marketing Officer for Special Olympics New Jersey to talk a bit about what is coming up, and how last year impacted the state and the organization for years to come.

Having gone through such a major event in New Jersey last year for Special Olympics, what advice if any have you passed along to the folks in Los Angeles for this year?

Each Special Olympics Games has its own Games Organizing Committee that completely organizes the event. As the host state, the best advice we would offer to Special Olympics Southern California would be to take every opportunity they have to piggy-back off of the exposure, experiences and any sponsorship/support opportunities from the World Games.

 

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