A record 2,745 competitors from across the state are expected to take part in Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 Summer Games, to be held June 8-10 on and around the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The organization’s largest annual event, the Indiana Summer Games features state-level competition in eight Olympic-type sports, including bocce, bowling, cycling, horseshoes, powerlifting, swimming, track & field, and volleyball.
Through Special Olympics’ Unified Champion Schools program, high school students in Indiana and across the country are embracing Unified Sports® and, together, are making social inclusion a priority in their lives.
In keeping with Special Olympics’ commitment to improving the overall health and quality of life of the people we serve, Unified Fitness Clubs have been springing up across the state—offering opportunities for athletes and unified partners to come together for group exercise on a regular basis.
This July, Thomas and Frederico will be attending the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle to participate in the Youth Leadership Experience (YLE). Along with Unified pairs from across the country, Thomas and Frederico were chosen for the YLE because of their leadership skills and passion for inclusion.
Abby Abel and Mitch Bonar, Inspirational Advocates for Unified Sports, Named Grand Marshals of the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, have announced that Abby Abel and Mitch Bonar have been named Grand Marshals of the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade.