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The Bergen County Wildcats Program is a team of special needs athletes, ages 8 and above, from the Bergen County, NJ area. These athletes compete in a variety of Special Olympics sports including floor hockey, bowling, softball, unified bocce and unified golf. The athletes participate in the Special Olympics NJ Floor Hockey Finals at Stockton University and Summer Games at The College of New Jersey. During the various seasons, the athletes practice at area locations and then compete on weekends against other Special Olympics NJ teams. Games are usually held in the Princeton and Trenton areas.

The primary goal of the Bergen County Wildcats Program is to have special needs athletes participate with a team and compete with other teams. This participation increases self-esteem and independence and gives the athletes a true sense of belonging. The program is staffed by trained volunteers and dedicated parents. The Bergen County Wildcats Program is funded through two annual fundraisers and donations from businesses, individuals and groups.

The Bergen County Wildcats Program is a NJ non-profit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


The Bergen Wildcats fielded a Black and an Orange team for the 2019 softball season. While the goal is to have fun, the black team won gold for the second year in a row and the orange team took bronze medals.

State sanctioned qualifying games were played on Saturdays at the Mercer County Park in Mercerville, NJ and conclude with the SONJ Summer Games at the College of New Jersey in Ewing.

Click Here for Directions to the Mercer County Park

Click Here for Directions to College of New Jersey

The Newer Bus

In October of 2013 the Wildcats upgraded their ride to a new MCI Motor Coach.

This was made possible by the donations of our many supporters.

Members of the Bergen County Wildcats Volleyball teams next to their “new” ride


The Old Bus


On April 18, 2009 the Wildcats took a big step up from our old friend to our new Wildcat Express. While the bus is actually a 1980 Prevost it is still new to us. Due to the work of some great people this year’s first trip to Mercer County Park for softball was finally comfortable and enjoyable.

The athletes pose for a photo prior to the maiden voyage of the Wildcat Express!!!!