Summer Games

SO Indiana State Office Contact

Scott Mingle
Director of Sports & Competition

Entry Deadlines:
Mon., March 25 – Bowling Quota Request Form

Mon., May 6 – Entry Forms (paper and GMS)

To Register or For More Information
Please contact your local County Coordinator.

Event Information for Summer Games:
View or download the 2018 Summer Games Pre-Arrival Guide here.

Please visit our Resource Library to find additional forms and event information.

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.

2019 Event Information

The 2018 Indiana Summer Games will be held June 7 – 9 in Terre Haute. Competition will take place on and around the campus of Indiana State University, with all Swimming events to be held at the nearby Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

For more details about the 2019 Indiana Summer Games. Please visit our Resource Library for all necessary forms and related documents.


Indiana State University
200 North 7th Street
Terre Haute IN 47809

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute IN 47803

Collett Park
N. 7th St. & Maple Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47804

Terre Haute Bowling Center
600 E. Springhill Dr.
Terre Haute, IN  47802

Vigo Bowl
210 S. 9th 1/2 St.
Terre Haute, IN  47807

New and Noteworthy


The spark that became today’s Special Olympics movement ignited in 1968, at the first International Summer Games in Chicago. Special Olympics Indiana got its start the following year, and in the five decades since, thousands upon thousands of athletes, coaches, partners, volunteers, and families have helped us to grow and to carry out the vision of founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. This year and next, join us in honoring our past and celebrating our future by using the Summer Games theme #50Strong on t-shirts and social media.


We have modified competition schedules of some sports to provide a better chance for all athletes to have an opportunity to attend Olympic Town and Healthy Athlete screenings. 

  • Delegations are split into 2 sessions
  • Session A
    • Competes Friday afternoon and Saturday morning
    • Has Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning OFF
  • Session B
    • Competes Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
    • Has Friday afternoon and Saturday morning OFF
  • Friday afternoon and Saturday morning swim in same order of events
  • Events that switch to a timed final:
    • 100 Individual Medley
    • 4×25 Freestyle Relay
    • 200 Freestyle
    • 100 Freestyle
    • 4×50 Medley Relay
    • 4×25 Medley Relay
  • No competition on Saturday afternoon
  • Events that still have prelims hold final heats on Sunday morning
  • Competition format is the same
    • Schedule has been rearranged to allow athletes time off
    • Level 2 has Friday afternoon OFF
    • Level 3 has Saturday afternoon OFF
  • 400m Walk moves outside to Gibson Track on Saturday afternoon
  • Teams are split into 2 sessions
  • Session A
    • Pool play on Friday afternoon (used for divisioning)
    • Saturday morning off
  • Session B
    • Pool play on Saturday morning (used for divisioning)
    • Friday afternoon off
  • All teams Play in semi- final matches on Saturday afternoon
  • Consolation and final matches are on Sunday morning



Bocce will be moving back across US-41 onto the old Marks Field. There will be a very limited amount of seating, so please bring your own chairs if possible. You are welcome to set up a pop-up tent for your delegation against the fence along US-41. Please be aware that this is an open, unsecure area. If you choose to bring your own tent and seating, you are responsible for setting it up and tearing it down. The Bocce Sport Management Team reserves the right to ask you to move your tent.


Results for the swimming competition will be updated continuously online! You may find them for free at the following website: If you are a current paid user of Meet Mobile, results will also be accessible through the app (search Special Olympics Indiana). If you do not currently use Meet Mobile, there is no need to pay for this app…simply use the website above for free results.


Due to the renovation of the North Gym, the 400m Walk on Friday will now be held in the grassy area of the Gibson Track & Field Complex. This area is north of the track and the site of our throwing events. The Level 1 and Level M events will compete in the Student Rec Center, site of our Volleyball venue. Coaches, please note that the 400m Walk is in grass. Please note that the 50m distances of Level 1 will now be “down & back” – competitors will travel 25-meters down, perform a 180-degree turn, then return to the 25-meter distance to the finish line. Please prepare your athletes properly.