Celebrating 50 years of changing lives in 2019 and now serving more than 16,000 people across the state each year, Special Olympics Indiana is aiming to raise at least $1 million through the 2019 Polar Plunge season for the first time in its history. All funds raised will directly benefit current and future Special Olympics athletes.
More than 100 Casey’s General Stores across Indiana participated in the month-long fundraiser this June, raising a total of $57,365 for Special Olympics Indiana.
Due to heavy rainfall in the area, the fields at Center Grove Lassie League are under water and will not be playable on Saturday. As a result, Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 Central Softball Sectional qualifier has been cancelled.
Presented by FedEx Express, the organization’s largest annual single day fundraiser will once again bring thousands to the Indianapolis International Airport to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics athletes and programs throughout the state.
At the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, a select group of Indiana athletes, coaches, and unified partners joined their counterparts from across the nation in showcasing the organization’s message of “inclusion through sports.” And they returned home as champions, earning a total of 17 gold, 13 silver, and 12 bronze medals.
More than 75 Special Olympics Indiana athletes, unified partners, and coaches will make their way to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games this weekend.