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.
All high school students are invited to help us to capture and share impactful stories about the transformative power of Special Olympics and Champions Together and to shine a light on the thousands of people across Indiana who are a part of our movement.
Celebrating 50 years of the Special Olympics movement in Indiana, this short video touches on the past, present, and future of our organization and asks an important question: “What’s your why?”
Registration is officially open for our 2019 Polar Plunge season! Sign up today, online or at a Super Sign-Up Day registration event near you.
For Missee and Joe Foster, Special Olympics has been a way of life for nearly 25 years. Since 1994—when the Fosters attended their first Indiana Summer Games to cheer on Missee’s brother, Sam—the family of five has logged more than 120 combined years of experience as athletes, coaches, unified partners, and volunteers.