Week-long national Special Olympics set to kick off in New Jersey with 3,500 athletes

  • by: DAVID PORTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 13, 2014 - 1:21 PM

NEWARK, N.J. — The volunteer spirit that provides the backbone for the Special Olympics was on full display this week when the Olympic torch reached downtown Newark, carried by a team of law enforcement officers to herald the arrival of the weeklong national competition.

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