Meet Kristin and Donna – two women in their mid-40s. They recently completed their third 3K walk this season. More impressively, they showed consistent improvement in each subsequent race – lowering their respective times by nearly 10 minutes.
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.
The organization’s largest single-day fundraiser pits teams of up to 20 against an 80-ton FedEx 757 jetliner in an unforgettable game of tug-of-war at the Indianapolis International Airport.
Nearly 2,700 competitors and as many as 5,000 volunteers, coaches, and spectators from across Indiana will converge on Terre Haute this June for state-level competitions in eight Summer Games sports.
A pair of athletes from Indiana are competing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games this week, and one will return from Austria a gold medalist. Snowboarder Chris Perdue, a native of Osgood, Ind. and a student at South Ripley High School in Versailles, won the men’s second division advanced giant slalom event on Tuesday.
Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders, Unified Partners, and family members from 39 states and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill on February 15 for Special Olympics’ 15th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”