We’re so happy you are participating in the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood!  Once registration is complete, you can begin fundraising!  But before reaching out to friends and family, it’s important to know why your fundraising is so important, how contributions make a difference to our programming, and what impact they’re helping to create.

About Fundraising

This is the nuts and bolts of how fundraising actually works.

About Special Olympics New Jersey 

Important Note: ”Special Olympics New Jersey” is the official name of our organization. Not “Special Olympics of New Jersey”, “the Special Olympics of New Jersey”, or “New Jersey Special Olympics” 

Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) unleashes the power of the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. Children & adults with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. 

About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

There are 5.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities involved in Special Olympics programs around the world.

The Special Olympics logo depicts five figures in a unifying circle, symbolizing our global presence. The figures have arms in a lowered position, recalling the time when many people were unaware of the talents and abilities of adults and children with intellectual disabilities — a time before the founding of Special Olympics. The straight arms describe a greater equality and outreach. The raised arms represent “joy”, and continued realization of ultimate goals.