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ESPN has announced that Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ athlete, Chris Perdue of Osgood, will be returning, for the third consecutive year, to the X Games Aspen 2019 for the annual Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races. The X Games will take place from January 22-26 on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Coverage…

Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties will be sending a four-person bowling team to compete in the 29th Annual Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament. The tournament, hosted by Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Nevada, will be held March 5-7, 2019 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the United States Bowling…

With heavy rains expected in Indianapolis throughout the weekend, some adjustments to our plans for the first weekend of the 2018 EKS Games are needed. All indoor competitions and events (Volleyball, Healthy Athletes) are expected to go on at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory Academy as planned, while outdoor activities  (Corn Toss (see below), Flag Football, Distance Run/Walk, EKS Fest, etc.) will…

Local athletes compete and win at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The games took place July 1 – 6  in Seattle, Washington. Team Indiana consisted of seventy-eight individuals, including four athletes from Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties; David Paul, Charlie Wilson, Alex Kiefer and Unified Partner, Abby Kieffer. A crowd of…

The local program of Special Olympics Indiana, Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties, is sending four athletes to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The USA Games will take place from July 1 to July 7 in Seattle, Wash. The athletes will participate as members of Special Olympics Indiana’s 73-member team. David Paul, Milan, will…

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…

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