More than 2,300 Special Olympics athletes and unified partners from across Indiana will participate in state-level competitions over three weekends, kicking off Sept. 9 at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory Academy.
With heavy thunderstorms battering the Indianapolis area on Saturday morning and a forecast calling for no reprieve until after noon, airport officials and Special Olympics Indiana staff were forced to cancel the 2018 Plane Pull Challenge for the safety of everyone involved. Due to the logistics and complexity of the event, no make-up date can be scheduled this year.
Due to heavy rainfall in the area, the fields at Center Grove Lassie League are under water and will not be playable on Saturday. As a result, Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 Central Softball Sectional qualifier has been cancelled.
Presented by FedEx Express, the organization’s largest annual single day fundraiser will once again bring thousands to the Indianapolis International Airport to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics athletes and programs throughout the state.
Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other developmental disabilities after coming to America, learning English was just the first challenge on Anastasia Helmich’s road to becoming a Special Olympics athlete leader and Health Messenger.