Schladming, Austria – Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ athlete, Chris Perdue, of Osgood, IND, won gold at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The Games began March 14 and will continue until March 25 in Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria. Perdue, a 17-year-old South Ripley High School student, wrapped up competition…

This past Sunday morning, Chris Perdue, age 18, of South Ripley High School, flew out of the Indianapolis International Airport headed to Washington D.C. to meet up with all 200 members of Special Olympics USA. The team gathered later that night, after a day of site seeing, for their official send-off party before departing for…

Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ (SOIN-ROD) athlete, Chris Perdue of Osgood, IND, is snowboarding in ESPN’s X Games Aspen. The X Games will take place from January 26-29 on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Coverage of the X Games can be viewed on ESPN and ABC. While training in Killington, VT to…

Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ athlete, Chris Perdue, will depart Sunday, December 11th from the Indianapolis International Airport for Killington, Vermont. The 17-year-old, South Ripley High School student, will join the Special Olympics national team for a week of training. The athletes will train with their Special Olympics USA coaches and bond…

Christopher Perdue, age 17, of South Ripley High School, has been named to Team USA for the 2017 World Winter Games of Special Olympics. He will be competing in the sport of Snowboarding. The Games scheduled for March of 2017 will be held in Austria. About 3,000 athletes of 110 nations are expected to participate…

Special Olympics Indiana held their Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes on January 10th -12th. The games brought together 184 athletes from twelve counties across the state to compete in snowshoeing, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Perfect North Slopes hosted the state games for the sixth year, as the games were previously held at Paoli Peaks,…

When it comes to any competition, whether it be driveway basketball, a friendly game of Monopoly or a swim meet, one element is key to ensuring a high caliber of fun: good sportsmanship. “You don’t win silver. You lose gold.” That was the resentful message of a athletic shoe commercial that aired on TV during…

Due to a scheduling error, the 2016 Men’s State Basketball Tournament was accidentally scheduled for Easter weekend. When the 2015-2016 Program Information Guide was printed in early 2015, this conflict was not caught prior to the 2016 Basketball Dates being published. Once brought to our attention, the State Office met with select Area Directors and…

If interested in participating in bowling, athletes and unified partners must attend one of the following call-out practices: Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 pm at Durbin Bowl in Lawrenceburg, or, Sunday, September 13th at 1:00 pm at Pollard’s Bowl in Versailles. This year we are offering four-person unified teams in addition to the traditional single…

Special Olympics Indiana hosted its 46th annual Summer Games on June 12-14, 2015, in Terre Haute. The 2015 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games took place on the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The 2015 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games showcased the awe-inspiring abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promoted the…

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