Team New Jersey

Shaleena Tomassini at a recent Somerset County Special Olympics competition.

Matheny adult resident Shaleena Tomassini has been selected to represent Team New Jersey at the 2014 National Special Olympics. Shaleena, who will be participating in track & field, is the first athlete from Matheny to participate in the national games, which will be held in several locations in New Jersey in June 2014. Team members will be introduced at the Rutgers-Temple football game on November 2 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Congratulations, Shaleena!

Matheny patients and students participate in Special Olympics as part of Matheny’s recreation therapy program, which provides them with a variety of recreational opportunities and resources to improve their physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being.