Summer Games

SO Indiana State Office Contact

Scott Mingle
Director of Sports & Competition

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Please contact your local County Coordinator.

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Our largest annual event, the Indiana Summer Games are held each June on the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Nearly 3,000 athletes and unified partners from across the state compete in a variety of Olympic-type sports, including Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

Like all Special Olympics Indiana events, Summer Games are made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers—more than 1,500 of whom serve in important roles throughout the three-day event. Thousands of coaches, chaperones, and spectators also take part in the Games, making it a truly incredible celebration of the spirit of Special Olympics. 

2021 Summer Games 

Event Dates:  June 11-13, 2021

Special Olympics Indiana invites athletes and volunteers to BE BRAVE in the attempt and to get back into the game this year by taking part in the 2021 Indiana Summer Games, to be held in-person June 11-13 in Indianapolis and Terre Haute.

With health and safety protocols in place and some necessary adaptions to the typical format, the Games will include virtual Opening and Closing Ceremonies open to everyone and will coincide with the 2021 Sizzlin’ Summer Fitness Challenge, providing options for those unable to participate in person.

Virtual Opening Ceremonies:   Thursday, June 10 @ 8 p.m. ET

Streaming free on Facebook, YouTube, and at soindiana.org.

Virtual Closing Ceremonies & Victory Dance:   Saturday, June 19 @ 8 p.m. ET

Streaming free on Facebook, YouTube, and at soindiana.org. Victory Dance to be hosted via Zoom (Meeting Link: bit.ly/3pymppJ | Meeting ID: 996 1604 1475 | Passcode: 494960).

Volunteer Information

All volunteers for the 2021 Indiana Summer Games are encouraged to review the brief presentation below before arriving to work your scheduled shift(s). 

Questions may be directed to Lindsay Blythe.