With heavy rains expected in Indianapolis throughout the weekend, some adjustments to our plans for the first weekend of the 2018 EKS Games are needed.
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.
Special Olympics Indiana partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) again this year to provide a Unified Experience to the students who participated in the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) on July 24. Nearly 50 Special Olympics athletes from across the state took part in the event, joining approximately 150 NFHS high school and college student-athletes from around the United States and Canada.
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.
Winning tickets for our year-long USA Games fundraiser, the ‘Go for the Gold’ Sweepstakes, were drawn at our State Bowling Tournament on Dec. 2.