At a retirement celebration honoring more than 44 years as a volunteer, staff member, and executive with Special Olympics Indiana, outgoing President & CEO Michael Furnish was appointed Tuesday evening by the Indiana Governor’s Office a “Sagamore of the Wabash.”
As they have each year for nearly two decades, Hoosiers in every corner of the state will come together this winter to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Indiana before taking part in the annual Polar Plunge — a series of exhilarating events where individuals and teams brave the elements by taking an icy dip to demonstrate their commitment to the cause.
A local Special Olympics athlete has qualified for one of sporting’s most prestigious events—the Boston Marathon. Andrew Peterson, 24, has been a Special Olympics runner for years. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, but has never let its effects slow him down.
Law Enforcement Agencies Partner with Red Robin for Annual Tip-A-Cop® Fundraisers to Benefit Special Olympics Indiana
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue this weekend as officers and staff from law enforcement agencies around the state volunteer their time to raise money for Special Olympics Indiana by collecting special tips during the 12th annual Tip-A-Cop® event.
Casey’s General Stores, in partnership with Special Olympics global partner Coca-Cola, helped raise $48,731 for Special Olympics Indiana this June through special promotions across the state.
More than 2,100 Special Olympics athletes from across Indiana will make the trip to Indianapolis for state-level competitions over three weekends, kicking off Sept. 10 at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory Academy.