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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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Want to discover your inner Picasso? Then join us for our spring issue of our Unified Art Workshop with the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild. Starting Saturday, April 8th, and each Saturday in April there after, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., you and a Unified Partner will work on your “Picasso” masterpieces. Then your masterpiece…

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…

Athletes and volunteers will be selling trash bags to raise funds for sports equipment and our participation in the 2017 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 this fall. The bags, two…

The 2017 Polar Plunge wasn’t quite as cold as it has been in the past ten years, but it was still a huge success. The event raised a preliminary amount of $46,904 for Special Olympics Indiana. All proceeds from this event benefit Special Olympics athletes in our community, giving them the means to train locally and…

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