Special Olympics Indiana touches the lives of more than 11,000 athletes and volunteers across the state. Imagine how many inspirational stories remain untold.
To keep the media, as well as athletes, coaches, volunteers, friends and family well informed, Special Olympics Indiana offers online news and media resources. This includes inspirational stories, press releases, logos and an events calendar of upcoming competitions and fundraisers.
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.
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.
Finish Line, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Recognized for Contributions to Special Olympics Indiana’s Efforts toward Inclusive Health
Special Olympics Indiana is honored to announce the selection of Finish Line, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana, and the Montgomery-Parke Unified Fitness Club as 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award honorees.
A record 2,745 competitors from across the state are expected to take part in Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 Summer Games, to be held June 8-10 on and around the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The organization’s largest annual event, the Indiana Summer Games features state-level competition in eight Olympic-type sports, including bocce, bowling, cycling, horseshoes, powerlifting, swimming, track & field, and volleyball.
Abby Abel and Mitch Bonar, Inspirational Advocates for Unified Sports, Named Grand Marshals of the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade
The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, have announced that Abby Abel and Mitch Bonar have been named Grand Marshals of the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade.