The organization’s largest single-day fundraiser pits teams of up to 20 against an 80-ton FedEx 757 jetliner in an unforgettable game of tug-of-war at the Indianapolis International Airport.
Longtime volunteer, staff member, and current President/CEO Michael Furnish recently submitted his resignation, effective Dec. 31 2017, to the Special Olympics Indiana Board of Directors.
Nearly 2,700 competitors and as many as 5,000 volunteers, coaches, and spectators from across Indiana will converge on Terre Haute this June for state-level competitions in eight Summer Games sports.
A pair of athletes from Indiana are competing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games this week, and one will return from Austria a gold medalist. Snowboarder Chris Perdue, a native of Osgood, Ind. and a student at South Ripley High School in Versailles, won the men’s second division advanced giant slalom event on Tuesday.
Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders, Unified Partners, and family members from 39 states and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill on February 15 for Special Olympics’ 15th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”