Special Olympics Indiana has a new “Blue Ribbon” partner for 2020, as the Indiana State Police Alliance will contribute $4,000 in support of the organization’s year-round programs and events and will promote increased involvement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) program among its more than 1,200 members.
Empowered by his involvement in Special Olympics, Tippecanoe County athlete Carlos Crawford is changing his life for the better, one day at a time.
As the organization’s signature fundraiser for more than 20 years, the Polar Plunge directly benefits more than 18,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout Indiana and plays a vital role in ensuring that an ever-growing number of children and adults with intellectual disabilities continue to benefit from no-cost participation in life-changing sports, health, education, and leadership programs.
We often say that Special Olympics is like a family—and it’s true. But within that family are millions of smaller families, all of whom contribute to our cause in countless ways, each and every day around the world. The Gillihan family lives and breathes Special Olympics.
Board member and Purdue University Polar Plunge Chair Lynne Noble, from Tippecanoe County, is our 2019 Spirit of Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year.