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.
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.
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.