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The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 Lauren Hill Make A Difference Grant to the Special Olympics Indiana Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Counties to help fund athletes’ participation in the 2018 Summer Games. As a part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, DCF is awarding 20 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn…

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics at one or all of the events scheduled in Chicago. Starting July 17 and ending July 21, the first day of our next 50 years. There are activities planned that are fun for the whole family. OVERVIEW As the birthplace of the Special Olympics, there is no city…

Athletes and volunteers will be selling trash bags to raise funds for sports equipment and our participation in the 2018 Summer Games to held at Indiana State University during the month of June. These are quality bags suitable in size and strength for all our trash needs and yard work. The bags, two times stronger…

Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding will return for its fourth year at the 2018  X Games Aspen. Gold medalist of the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria, Chris Perdue, of Osgood, will be returning for his second year. Perdue, a 19 year old student at South Ripley High School, will be joined by seven other Special…

On January 7-9, Perfect North Slopes played host to the 37th edition of Special Olympics Indiana’s 2018 Winter Games. It was the eighth time Perfect North Slopes has hosted the games; prior years were held at Paoli Peaks in Paoli, Indiana. The event kicked off on Sunday afternoon at Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center…

The Board of Directors for Special Olympics Indiana has appointed Jeff Mohler the organization’s fourth President & CEO, effective January 15.  According to Board Chair Deb Easterday, “The board is thrilled to announce Jeff as the next leader of our organization after a comprehensive national search.  Jeff has the type of background and commitment to the cause that…

Special Olympics Indiana announced during their annual state conference, held at the Horizons Conference Center in Muncie, that Christopher Perdue, of the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Counties program, was selected as their 2017 Spirit of Special Olympics Athlete the Year. Chris is a snowboarder—among the first to take up the sport when it became an official Winter Games…

Charlie Wilson, David Paul, Alex Kieffer and Unified Partner, Abby Kieffer have been named to Team Indiana for the 2018 USA Games. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, 2018. 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 1,000 coaches, 10,000 family members, 10,000 volunteers and…

Special Olympics Unified Fitness Clubs are locally organized fitness-focused groups that will give members a way to exercise year-round. Clubs are formed using the Unified Sports model, matching people with and without disabilities. While walking  is expected to be the primary activity, clubs will be encouraged to expand the range of activities based on the…

The Youth Council of the Dearborn Community Foundation will be holding their Superhero 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Trails in downtown Lawrenceburg. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between Special Olympics and the DCF Youth Council Endowment Fund. All participants are encouraged to dress as their…

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