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THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties was selected by Special Olympics Indiana as one of two county programs to participate in a unique experience at Victory Field, Indianapolis.  We have been given the opportunity to form a unified softball team and play Team Indiana’s unified softball team during The Carl Erskine Classic on Sunday,…

Coaches Day 2021 – 25th September: Save the Date! The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) has shared the date of their third annual Coaches Day. Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties hopes that our Special Olympics athletes, families, and friends will take this opportunity to say #thankscoach on social media, raising the profile…

Coaches are the lifeblood of the Special Olympics movement. Every day and everywhere, our coaches show up—rain or shine—to ensure their athletes train, learn and play at the highest level. This year, in celebration of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)’s Coaches Day, we’re saying #ThanksCoach by launching the Coach Webinar Series 2021! Special…

In partnership with our friends at Eli Lilly and Company and in recognition of Lilly’s 2021 Global Day of Service, Special Olympics Indiana is proud to host a special event the second annual Lilly 1,000 Mile Challenge, presented by NIFS and supporting Team Indiana on its journey to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Building upon a…

Another new opportunity to stay active and compete from home, Special Olympics Indiana invites athletes across the state to take part in the 2021 Spring into Fitness Challenge, presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment. CHALLENGE OVERVIEW: Dates: March 7, 2021 – April 17, 2021 Participants must team-up with one other person to create a pair…

A friendly competition between county programs has been created for the program year 2021. The competition is meant to encourage participation in both in-person events and virtual challenges, as we transition out of a “pandemic” in hopes of one day we can all come together on one playing field. The 2021 calendar has been divided…

Special Olympics Indiana invites supporters to raise money and awareness by taking part in its 2021 Versailles Polar Plunge, to be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Versailles State Park for the twelfth year.  Participants are encouraged to register in advance at www.PolarPlungeIN.org As the organization’s signature fundraiser for over 20 years, the Polar Plunge directly…

Athletes will be selling trash bags to raise funds for sports programs from February 1st through March 31st. These are quality bags suitable in size and strength for all our trash needs and yard work. The bags, two times stronger than the national leading brand, are ten dollars per roll and come in three different sizes…

The popular Athlete Leadership Webinar Series returns on Saturday, January 30 at 10 AM Eastern. With the new year comes New Year resolutions! Do you have goals for 2021? 10:00 AM Join athlete leader Ken Melvin, former Special Olympics Indiana board member and current member of the United States Athlete Input Council, for a discussion about setting goals…

ILADD, Inc. (Independent Living for Adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities) invites you to participate in a free informational workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 10 via Zoom. The session will feature an overview of the legal concept of guardianship and current less restrictive alternatives available for those with disabilities under Indiana law (including supported decision-making), as well as a…

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