March 29, 2019
Todd J. Leonard Coaches Morris County Special Olympics Basketball Team
On March 16 – March 17, 2019, over 140 Special Olympic athletes competed and showed off their skills in the Special Olympics North Sectional Basketball Tournament, held at St. Elizabeth’s and Fairleigh Dickinson University campuses. These athletes came from various north Jersey counties, including Bergen County, Morris County, Warren County, Essex County, and Hudson County.
Basketball is one of the favorite sports for these athletes, some of whom began practice in December. These players, young and old, range in skill from beginner to highly experienced. They all hope to make it to the finals at the Wildwood, NJ Convention Center, which this year is being held between March 30th – March 31st. More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across New Jersey will participate, all hoping to get a Gold Medal!
Founding Partner, Todd J. Leonard, Esq., of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, has been coaching the Special Olympics Basketball program for Morris County for over 20 years, which is run through the Arc of Morris County, New Jersey (“McArp”). Five McArp teams competed in this tournament (White, Green, Gold, Red and Blue teams).
EXCITING NEWS! McArp’s White team and Green team both won and are advancing to the finals at the Wildwood Special Olympics Tournament.
Todd coached various teams at this past weekend’s Sectional Tournament. Additionally, Henry Enright, the Director of Business Development at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, has been coaching McArp’s Special Olympics Basketball for over nine years, and also assisted in coaching this season.
Todd has always been proud of these amazing athletes’ outstanding play, sportsmanship and teamwork. Todd welcomes anyone interested in joining the McArp Special Olympics program to contact him to learn more about helping out or joining this wonderful program.