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Cinnaminson Resident Helps Team New Jersey to Soccer Title at Special Olympics

Mark Cellini had two goals in seven tournament games.

Mark Cellini, 23, of Cinnaminson, helped Team New Jersey win the Men's Soccer Gold Medal during the Special Olympics this week. (Photo provided by Lou Cellini)
Mark Cellini, 23, of Cinnaminson, helped Team New Jersey win the Men's Soccer Gold Medal during the Special Olympics this week. (Photo provided by Lou Cellini)
With a Cinnaminson resident on the roster, Team New Jersey captured the Gold Medal in the 5-on-5 Traditional Men’s Soccer competition during the Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday.

Team New Jersey topped Team Texas, 5-1, in the final on Friday.

Cinnaminson resident Mark Cellini scored two goals in seven tournament games. Cellini is a 2012 graduate of Kingsway Learning Center in Moorestown.

Cellini, 23, works for Bayada Home Health Care as an office assistant and volunteers at New Albany Elementary School.  

He participates in four Special Olympic sports: soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and softball.  He has also earned a Junior Black Belt in 2011 at Amerikick in Delran.

The 10-man roster featured athletes from all over the state, including Mount Laurel resident Ian Murray and Cherry Hill resident Peter Poole.

The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

This year's games were played in Mercer County from June 14-20.



Lori B Wood June 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Following the Cellini tradition excelling in sports! Congrats to Mark and the whole Cellini family!
Dan June 21, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Congratulations, Mark!!!!! Job well done!
Michael Makinson June 22, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Way to go Mark!
Pat Covert June 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Great job, Mark, helping team NJ to its victory!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC June 22, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Everything is AWESOME… when you're part of team - TEAM NJ!!!! A big congrats to MARK and TEAM NJ!!!!!

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