The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly will host its annual “Special Games” on Sunday, September 24, from noon to 2:30 p.m.

The field day gives children, teens, and adults with special needs the opportunity to engage in physical activity and interact with others in a friendly, supportive environment. Activities include golf putting, basketball, softball and lacrosse throw, Frisbee and bean bag toss, and beach volleyball.

Nearly 200 athletes and volunteers will participate in the popular event, which is held on the JCC fields and ends with a barbecue.

“The games are a volunteer run event and a wonderful experience for everyone who gets involved, so we encourage people to participate and volunteer,” the director of the Guttenberg Center for Special Services, Shelley Levy, said. “All participants receive ribbons for every event in which they participate, and the enthusiastic volunteers who help and cheer on the participants give these athletes a great sense of accomplishment and pride.”

Family, friends, and volunteers contribute to the success of the day, bringing a sense of community and accomplishment to everyone who attends. The JCC is seeking volunteers, participants, and sponsors. For more information, call Mindy Liebowitz at (201) 408-1490 or email or