New Jersey To Host Special Olympics National Games
Special Olympics athletes from across the country will converge in Princeton, N.J. for the 2014 National Games, the organization plans to announce Tuesday.
The event, which will bring together nearly 3,500 athletes with disabilities to compete in 14 sports, is expected to generate $50 million for the local economy.
New Jersey was selected to play host in a competitive bidding process. A history of support for Special Olympics, access to world-class sporting venues and proximity to the New York media market all played in New Jersey’s favor, according to Jennifer Daddura Brooks, a spokeswoman for Special Olympics.
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National Games take place every four years and were most recently held in Lincoln, Neb. in 2010.
This summer, Special Olympics will host its International Games in Athens, Greece.