I recently had the pleasure of attending the Special Olympics New Jersey Awards Dinner.  It was so amazing to see the true spirit of competition through endurance and overcoming obstacles.  The volunteers and sponsors all deserve a thank you and congratulations on making Special Olympics New Jersey a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

These young athletes epitomize everything that should be emulated in both sports and life.  The term “role model” is overused and misused so much in our society to describe people that we can look up to every day.  The Special Olympics athletes that I met are the REAL role models and True Champions!

I’m looking forward to working with all of them again next year and helping them raise money with the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights in February.  Stay tuned for details about Big Joe’s live broadcast from the plunge.