Champion level funding will help to cover costs associated with Special Olympics Indiana’s planned 50th anniversary activities and initiatives at the 2019 Indiana Summer Games.
Special Olympics’ work in schools, which would be impacted by recently proposed budget cuts, has been statistically proven to increase inclusion & improve whole school communities for millions of young people with & without intellectual disabilities.
At halftime of the Boys 4A IHSAA State Championship game on Saturday, Champions Together Director Lee Lonzo was presented with the third annual Richard G. Lugar Award for Distinguished Service to Interscholastic Athletics.
Special Olympics Indiana has joined the Arc of Indiana and 14 other organizations and agencies representing the interests of people with disabilities in asking House and Senate leaders to pass a hate/bias crimes law that includes a list of protected categories, including people with disabilities.
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.