Following nearly two decades of dedicated service to Special Olympics Indiana, Scott Mingle will be leaving his role as senior director of sports and competition.

Scott joined Special Olympics Indiana back in 2004. During his tenure, he has been the driving force behind all statewide sports events including Summer Games, the largest annual competition with more than 2,000 athletes participating this year. In 2011, Scott helped start Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games in Indiana, and he fostered the event’s growth through the years from a single-day event to a multi-week, multi-venue fall series. He has also served as part of Team Indiana during four USA Games and represented our program at four World Games, including in 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

“I am truly grateful to Scott for his 18 years of dedicated service to Special Olympics athletes here in Indiana and for the years of service at several World Games,” said Special Olympics Indiana President & CEO Jeff Mohler. “Scott has been an invaluable member of our organization, and I wish him the best of luck in his new adventure.”

As Scott prepares for the next step in his career, he shared the following personal message with the Special Olympics Indiana family:

“To all the athletes and volunteers of Special Olympics Indiana, I want to inform you that after 18 years of organizing your sports events, I am moving on to a new adventure. I thank each and every athlete who I have gotten to know through the years. You inspire people more than you realize with your dedication, determination, sportsmanship and your incredible athletic ability!

“To all the volunteers, your tireless commitment to this organization so that our athletes can succeed, grow and show the world what they are capable of, is equally inspiring. Most people have no idea how much time, energy and blood, sweat and tears goes into what you do; but I know and I thank you!

“It is bitter-sweet to move on, but I am going to another organization that has a special place in my heart and is making a difference right here in Indiana. Heroes Foundation is a cancer foundation with a mission to provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention and resources to advance research for a cure. So don’t forget to wear sunscreen, eat a healthy diet and exercise!

“The State Bowling Tournament, Dec. 3-4 will be my final event. Special Olympics Indiana is a family and an organization that is doing incredible things. We have a talented sports staff that I know will take your events to the next level. Give them all the love and support you’ve shown me during my time with Special Olympics Indiana.

“Thank you to everyone for making the last 18 years so memorable. I won’t say goodbye, only so long until we meet again. Be brave in the attempt!”