NJ Community Marks Special Olympics Kick-Off
2018 Annual Event Held at The College of NJ
Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) walked with thousands of marchers in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games held the weekend of June 8-10 at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing Township, NJ. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, in which 2,500 athletes will compete in summer Olympic sporting events. Smith, an alumnus of TCNJ, formerly known as Trenton State College, also attended a Special Olympics reception where he met with TCNJ President Barbara Gitenstein. Smith congratulated her on her upcoming retirement after leading the school since 1999. Smith marched with athletes and volunteers from Monmouth County and Ocean County. He also met up with Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri who helped carry the Special Olympic torch,and many other athletes, family members, coaches, volunteers, law enforcement officers and marchers from Mercer County and from across the State. An estimated 5,000 people turned out for the opening ceremony.
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