Summer Games

SO Indiana State Office Contact

Scott Mingle
Director of Sports & Competition

To Register or For More Information
Please contact your local County Coordinator.

Event Information for Summer Games:
View or download the 2018 Summer Games Pre-Arrival Guide here.

Please visit our Resource Library to find additional forms and event information.

Our largest annual event, the Indiana Summer Games are held each June on the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Nearly 3,000 athletes and unified partners from across the state compete in a variety of Olympic-type sports, including Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

Like all Special Olympics Indiana events, Summer Games are made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers—more than 1,500 of whom serve in important roles throughout the three-day event. Thousands of coaches, chaperones, and spectators also take part in the Games, making it a truly incredible celebration of the spirit of Special Olympics.

For more details about the 2018 Indiana Summer Games, download the complete Pre-Arrival Guide here.

Sites

Indiana State University
200 North 7th Street
Terre Haute IN 47809
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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute IN 47803
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New and Noteworthy

SUMMER GAMES SLOGAN

The spark that became today’s Special Olympics movement ignited in 1968, at the first International Summer Games in Chicago. Special Olympics Indiana got its start the following year, and in the five decades since, thousands upon thousands of athletes, coaches, partners, volunteers, and families have helped us to grow and to carry out the vision of founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. This year and next, join us in honoring our past and celebrating our future by using the Summer Games theme #50Strong on t-shirts and social media.

BOCCE

Bocce will be moving back across US-41 onto the old Marks Field. There will be a very limited amount of seating, so please bring your own chairs if possible. You are welcome to set up a pop-up tent for your delegation against the fence along US-41. Please be aware that this is an open, unsecure area. If you choose to bring your own tent and seating, you are responsible for setting it up and tearing it down. The Bocce Sport Management Team reserves the right to ask you to move your tent.

POWERLIFTING

After receiving a makeover, the weight room in the HHS Building will again serve as home to the powerlifting competition.

SWIMMING

Results for the swimming competition will be updated continuously online! You may find them for free at the following website: soindiana.org/swimming-results. If you are a current paid user of Meet Mobile, results will also be accessible through the app (search Special Olympics Indiana). If you do not currently use Meet Mobile, there is no need to pay for this app…simply use the website above for free results.

TRACK & FIELD

Due to the renovation of the North Gym, the 400m Walk on Friday will now be held in the grassy area of the Gibson Track & Field Complex. This area is north of the track and the site of our throwing events. The Level 1 and Level M events will compete in the Student Rec Center, site of our Volleyball venue. Coaches, please note that the 400m Walk is in grass. Please note that the 50m distances of Level 1 will now be “down & back” – competitors will travel 25-meters down, perform a 180-degree turn, then return to the 25-meter distance to the finish line. Please prepare your athletes properly.

FITNESS CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY FINISH LINE

Encourage your athletes to stop by the new challenging activity stations offered in the Finish Line tent in Olympic Town. The Fitness Challenge focuses on flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength while having fun with Finish Line volunteers hosting these various athletic activities. This tent and activities is required along with two Healthy Athlete screenings to receive your free pair of shoes.

FREE SHOES FOR HEALTHY ATHLETES

We are thrilled to offer this incredible opportunity to our athletes and encourage them to be proactive with their health by participating in the FREE health screenings that will be offered in the Health and Human Services (HHS) building. As a Champion Sponsor of Special Olympics Indiana, Finish Line will provide a free pair of athletic shoes to each athlete who completes at least two health screenings (HHS building) and the Fitness Challenge (Olympic Town, all three-days & Rose-Hulman, Friday only).

FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS IN OLYMPIC TOWN

The Festival of Champions will be an evening filled with exciting entertainment and activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. This year will include plenty of music and dancing hosted by Mix FM 100, and the event will be back in Olympic Town in Lot 14. Please join us for a fun-filled evening of dancing, music and fun with your friends.

RUN UNIFIED RELAY

Chosen as the 50th Anniversary celebratory event, this premier event will combine select law enforcement, sponsor participants and Special Olympics athletes in a competitive 4 x 100 relay. Because of the event’s great success in 2017, this year it will include a new community run leading into the relay, featuring the entrance of the Flame of Hope onto campus! Spectators are welcome and encouraged to be at Gibson Track at 3 p.m. on Friday to be part of the celebration. Please join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary!

Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

  • 6 PM – 11 PM:  Delegation Registration (Thursday Arrivals & Days Only)
  • 10 PM:  Heads of Delegation (HOD) Meeting, Burford Hall

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

  • 8 AM – 12 PM: Delegation Registration (Friday Arrivals & Days Only)
  • 8 AM – 12 PM:  Team Camp Drop-Off
  • 8 AM – 5 PM:  Volunteer Check-In
  • 10 AM – 4 PM:  Olympic Town & Souvenirs Tent
  • 10 AM – 12 PM:  Healthy Athletes Screenings at HHS Building (Swimmers Only)
  • 12 PM – 4 PM:  Healthy Athletes Screenings at HHS Building (All Athletes)
  • 12 PM – 4 PM:  Fitness Challenge presented by Finish Line (Olympic Town & Rose-Hulman)
  • 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Competition – Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM:  Competition – Swimming
  • 3 PM – 3:30 PM:  Run Unified Relay (Gibson Track)
  • 6 PM – 7:30 PM:  Souvenirs at Opening Ceremonies (Eagle St.)
  • 7 PM – 7:15 PM:  Athletes Arrival to Opening Ceremonies
  • 7:30 PM – 10 PM:  Opening Ceremonies

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

  • 7 AM – 4:30 PM:  Volunteer Check-In
  • 8 AM – 12 PM:  Competition – Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM:  Souvenirs at Rose-Hulman
  • 9 AM – 4 PM:  Healthy Athletes Screenings at HHS Building
  • 12 PM – 6 PM:  Fitness Challenge presented by Finish Line (Olympic Town)
  • 1 PM – 7 PM:  Competition – Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • 1 PM – 8 PM:  Olympic Town & Souvenirs Tent
  • 6 PM – 6:30 PM:  Worship Service (Olympic Town)
  • 8 PM – 10 PM:  Festival of Champions at Olympic Town
  • 8 PM – 10 PM:  Movie Night, featuring the movie Wonder

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

  • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM:  Volunteer Check-In
  • 8 AM – 8:30 AM:  Athlete Input Council in Olympic Town
  • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Competition – Bocce, Bowling, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • 9 AM – 11 AM:  Fitness Challenge presented by Finish Line (Olympic Town)
  • 9 AM – 11 AM:  Olympic Town & Souvenirs Tent