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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…

With new health and safety guidelines in place, Special Olympics Indiana held its first in-person state competition in more than nine months last week, as a small group of 34 athletes representing five delegations from across the state took part in the 2021 Indiana Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg. Although the event was much…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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