Summer Games

2022 Indiana Summer Games

Thank you to everyone — volunteers, athletes, partners, coaches and parents — for making our 2022 event a huge success!

Our largest annual competition, Summer Games bring together nearly 3,000 athletes and Unified partners from across the state to compete in a variety of Olympic-type sports, including bocce, bowling, cycling, horseshoes, powerlifting, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.

The purpose statement, established by athletes, reads: Summer Games will provide Special Olympics Indiana athletes and partners an opportunity to unite as one to encourage each other to be the best we can be through:

  • Sports competition
  • Inclusive opportunities
  • Having fun
  • Awards and ceremonies
  • Health and fitness education
  • Building friendships
  • Leadership opportunities

This spectacular event made possible by the generous contributions of our more than 1,500 event volunteers, sponsors and donors. Thousands of coaches, chaperones and spectators also take part in the Games, making this event a celebration of the spirit of Special Olympics.

 

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. at Indiana State’s newly renovated Hulman Center. The event promises to be an incredible experience as athletes, families, coaches, partners, volunteers and the community return to an in-person celebration to kick off the weekend.

Olympic Town presented by Duke Energy

One of the most popular locations at Summer Games, Olympic Town was created to give athletes, partners, coaches and family members a place to relax and have fun in between their sporting events. All booths are made available free of charge (except the Souvenir Kiosk) thanks to the generosity of our many corporate, civic, and service groups that donate their time, efforts, and money. Here you will find entertainment, safety, and other educational exhibits, food, drinks, and a variety of different crafts, games and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Other highlights:

The Victory Dance is back! From 8-10 p.m. Saturday, hit the dance floor in Olympic Town to celebrate your achievements throughout the weekend. It’s time to let loose and show your best moves.

For Movie Night, settle in with your popcorn and enjoy a feature film at 8 p.m Saturday at the Union Food Court. This year’s movie is The Peanut Butter Falcon. Refreshments will be served courtesy of McDonald’s, so please do not bring outside food.

SO Indiana State Office Contact

Scott Mingle
Senior Director of Sports & Competition

Please contact your local County Coordinator for more information or to register.

Visit our Resource Library to find additional forms and event information.

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