Summer Games – Event Volunteers

SO Indiana State Office Contact

State Office

Thank you for donating your time to help make the largest Special Olympics Indiana event a reality.  Your assistance is critical in assuring another successful Summer Games.  Hopefully, you will have time to fully enjoy the marvelous things that take place when our athletes, volunteers, and families get together for an event of this magnitude.  Nothing compares to the spirit of Special Olympics.

Attire

All volunteers will receive a 2017 volunteer t-shirt when they register at the event.  Volunteers are asked to please wear this shirt while volunteering at Summer Games; this helps athletes and coaches identify who volunteers are.  We suggest that you wear khaki and shoes, as you will be on your feet!

Check-in

All volunteers must sign-in at their designated registration spot before they begin volunteering.  At registration, volunteers will be asked to show a photo ID, receive their t-shirt, name badge, and sign-in for their shift.  Upon registering, volunteers will be informed on who they need to report to and directions on how to get to their assigned venue.

Directions

Direction to Indiana State University from Indianapolis:

Take Interstate 70 West out of Indianapolis.  Take exit 7 (US Highway 41 North) and turn right (north) onto US 41 (US 41 becomes Third Street).  Take Third Street into town; turn right onto Cherry Street.  Travel two blocks and turn left on Fifth Street to enter campus.

Directions to Collett Park from Indiana State University Campus:

From Fifth Street go north 1.5 miles from campus to Maple Avenue.  Turn right onto Maple and go two blocks to Seventh Street.  The entrance to Collett Park is located at the corner of Seventh and Maple.

Directions to Vigo Bowl from Indiana State University Campus:

Take Fifth Street south to Walnut Street and turn left.  On Walnut, go four (4) blocks to 9 1/2 Street.  Vigo Bowl is located a half mile south of campus, near Walnut and Ninth Street.

Directions to Terre Haute Bowl from Indiana State University:

Take US 41/Third Street south four (4) miles.  Travel under Interstate 70 to Springhill Drive.  Turn left onto Springhill Drive.  Terre Haute Bowl is located four miles south of campus just off US 41 on Springhill Drive.

Directions to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology from Indianapolis:

Take Interstate 70 West out of Indianapolis.  Take exit 11 (US Highway 46) and turn right (north) onto US 46 (US 46 turns into 55th Street).  Travel north on US 46/55th Street four (4) blocks until you reach US 40/Wabash Ave.  Turn right onto US 40/Wabash Ave.  Rose-Hulman will be on the left hand side of the road with main entrance near top of hill.

Souvenirs

Special Olympics Indiana attire, gifts, and novelties will be sold in the Souvenirs Tent (located in Olympic Town) for the duration of Summer Games.  We have extended the hours to include Saturday night during the Dance.  Be sure to stop by the Souvenirs tent before or after your volunteer shift and check out all of our great merchandise!  Proceeds support Special Olympics Indiana athletes!

Transportation

Indiana State University_BUS ROUTES

There are four (4) Bus routes during the Games:

BLUE ROUTE

  • ISU Main Campus to Rose-Hulman (Aquatics) Shuttle
  • Pickup on 5th St, just north of Chestnut St
  • Route time: Approx. 25-30 minutes

PURPLE ROUTE

  • ISU Main Campus to Vigo Bowl Shuttle
  • Pickup on 5th St, just north of the Student Union Building
  • 2 trips to the bowling center per session and 2 trips back at the end of each session
  • This route will only have one bus
  • There will be no bus to Terre Haute Bowl
  • Route time: Approx. 15-20 minutes

GREEN ROUTE

  • Main Campus, North to West Campus
  • Lincoln, Reeve, Sandison, Hines, and Jones Residence Halls to Gibson Track (Track & Field), Athletic Annex (Bocce), and Olympic Town
  • Pickup on Main Campus on 5th Street, south of Lincoln Quad
  • Route time: Approx. 15 minutes

RED ROUTE

  • Main Campus, South to West Campus
  • Buford, Pickerl, Rhoads, Mills, and Erickson Residence Halls, Sycamore Dining Hall to Gibson Track, Bocce & Olympic Town
  • Pick up on Main Campus on 5th Street, south of Chestnut Street
  • Route Time: Approx. 15 minutes

WEST CAMPUS BUS LOADING ZONE

The pickup on West Campus for BOTH GREEN and RED Routes is on Eagle St between Gibson Track and the Athletic Annex West Building.

Transportation Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Blue Route:  Main Campus – Rose-Hulman/Aquatics

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Red & Green Routes: Main Campus – West Campus

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Purple Route: Main Campus – Vigo Bowl

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Blue Route:  Main Campus – Rose-Hulman/Aquatics

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Red & Green Routes: Main Campus – West Campus

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Purple Route: Main Campus – Vigo Bowl

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blue Route:  Main Campus – Rose-Hulman/Aquatics

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Red & Green Routes: Main Campus – West Campus

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Purple Route: Main Campus – Vigo Bowl

NOTE, there is NO transportation to:

  • Collett Park (Horseshoes)
  • Terre Haute Bowl (Bowling)
  • Rec East (Cycling)
  • Opening Ceremonies for ISU Delegations
Water

It’s June, and we know it will be hot!  Water is available for all volunteers at the Water Stations throughout campus.

Weather

Special Olympics Indiana events are rain or shine events, so barring extreme weather (i.e. tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail storms) the event will begin at its scheduled time.  We are relying on our volunteers, so please don’t let a little rain keep you away.  The athletes are counting on you!

Should we encounter extreme weather, check the Special Olympics website for any cancellations or postponements.  (Please note this is extremely rare – do not expect cancellations or postponements.)