The Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey (ABANJ) is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non profit organization that strives to provide and promote recreational and competitive sporting oppurtunities throughout the state of New Jersey to children and adults who are blind and visually impaired.
Since 1977, through the efforts of volunteers and the extraordinary support of New Jersey Lions Clubs, ABANJ has introduced hundreds of people to Goalball and Beep Baseball which are designed specifically for the blind and to a variety of other sports including track and field, power-lifting, swimming and judo.
ABANJ encourages you to visit our website where you will find information on our current sports programs, upcoming events and our expansion plans. We invite you to take a few moments to browse through our photo albums, meed our accomplished athletes and find out how you can become involved with ABANJ.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to discuss anything here you find of interest, answer any of your questions and receive you feedback.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Latest New Update:
NJ Lightning Tentative Schedule - Date posted to websuite - Monday, February 17th 2014
Tentative Season Schedule
2014 New Jersey Lightning
May ???? – Exhibition game against Keyport Fire Department
May 24 – Exhibition game vs Long Island Bombers, Camden, N.J.
Mid June – N.J. Lightning Classic, CBA, Lincroft, N.J.
End of June – Long Island Classic, Long Island, N.Y.
Mid July – Philadelphia Lions Classic, Haddonfield, N.J.
End July – Lancaster Classic, Lancaster, PA.
Aug 3 – Aug 10 – Beepball World Series, Rochester, MN.
This is the New Jersey Lightning’s tournament/exhibition schedule at this time.This schedule will be updated as information becomes more definite, ex. dates, times, locations, etc.,Please keep checking for changes often.
The Lightning practices every Sunday morning from at Gravely Brook Park in Matawan, N.J.We practice from March through November, weather permitting.
If you know someone that is visually impaired and would like to try out for the team, please contact us.If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help these amazing athletes, also please contact us.With out volunteers, these gifted athletes would not be able to play a sport that most of us take for granted.