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.
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.
The Men’s and Youth Finals for Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 State Basketball Tournament, scheduled for March 24 and 25 in Indianapolis, have been cancelled due to extreme weather and rapidly deteriorating road conditions.
Special Olympics Indiana’s annual State Basketball Tournament culminates March 24 and 25 in Indianapolis, where nearly 1,000 athletes and unified partners making up 80 teams from across the state will compete in the Men’s and Youth State Finals.
At a retirement celebration honoring more than 44 years as a volunteer, staff member, and executive with Special Olympics Indiana, outgoing President & CEO Michael Furnish was appointed Tuesday evening by the Indiana Governor’s Office a “Sagamore of the Wabash.”
As they have each year for nearly two decades, Hoosiers in every corner of the state will come together this winter to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Indiana before taking part in the annual Polar Plunge — a series of exhilarating events where individuals and teams brave the elements by taking an icy dip to demonstrate their commitment to the cause.