The following article appeared in the June 2014 edition of The Law and Disability E-newsletter.

Special Olympics USA Games logo - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

HF&P attorney Maria Fischer with Chairman of the Special Olympics Board of Directors Tim Shriver - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior attorney Maria Fischer spent the week as a volunteer at the National Games. Pictured above are Maria and Chairman of the Special Olympics Board of Directors, Tim Shriver.

HF&P staff and family members (all athletes) participating in the Special Olympics USA Games Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

The HF&P family took an active role in the Special Olympics USA Games. Robert, a clerical support staff member of our practice, Traci, daughter of one of our attorneys, and Tara (all of whom are Special Olympics New Jersey athletes), participated in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mercer County Park celebrating the official opening of Corporate Park.

HF&P staff person Becky being congratulated on winning a gold medal at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

All of us at Hinkle, Fingles & Prior are so proud of our co-worker, Becky, who competed in the first ever triathlon for Special Olympics New Jersey. She finished with a time of 1:08:30, earning her a GOLD MEDAL! We came out to watch and cheer on Becky and all the athletes.

NJ Governor Chris Christie signing law mandating provision of inclusive sports - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Historic day at the Special Olympics USA Games. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law mandating school districts to provide inclusive and Unified Sports opportunities in public schools.

NJ Governor Chris Christie signing law mandating provision of inclusive sports - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Paul Prior, Esq. and Maria Fischer, Esq. joined Special Olympics New Jersey Executive Director, Mark Edenzon and attended this important signing event.

Chairman of the Special Olympics Board of Directors, Tim Shriver, issues challenge to nation and world to follow New Jersey's lead - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

New Jersey now leads the way in this area. In his remarks, Chairman of the Special Olympics Board of Directors, Tim Shriver, issued a challenge to the nation and the world to follow New Jersey’s lead. It’s a great day for individuals with disabilities: “Unified Sports … Play unified … Live unified.”

NJTV video still from 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Torch Lighting Ceremony - Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, disability law firm, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Check out the NJTV video coverage of the Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark.
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