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Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The Special Olympics kicked-off this Sunday in our very own backyard and it appears that the Garden State is the place to be this week!

The opening ceremony was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. There was a parade of states and in honor of having the Special Olympics in New Jersey, the event started off with some intense Jersey pride! Between amazing musical performances, the raising of the Special Olympics flag and the lighting of the torch, this event was exciting and a great way to kick-off the Games.

Then the official New Jersey team send-off was at Rutgers Stadium where the Rutgers football team and local community was there supporting all the athletes as they went onto their buses and made their way on the road to the Games.

At Mercer County Park, there are a variety of fields set up where you can enjoy a majority of the events within walking distance. Whether you want to watch tennis, soccer, or baseball, you get to see it all at the convenience of one location!

During these games there are volunteers known as Unified Partners, who help each event go smoothly. One of these volunteers, Madeline Graziani, explained her duty and responsibility during each event.

"We try to keep the plays going and let the athletes decide the points and it's pretty cool. It's like mix doubles but instead of a guy and a girl it's an athlete ya know? A partner!" She said.

So far New Jersey teams are doing well and exceeding expectations. Just yesterday, the New Jersey baseball team beat South Carolina 15-1!

Go Team New Jersey, keep up the good work!


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