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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 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…

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…

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…

Please support our local restaurants during these trying times. They’ve supported us in our time of need; with many donations to our fundraising efforts. Many are offering carry outs, delivery and/or curb side pick up. The Reservation (Milan) Hog Rock (Milan) Subway (Aurora, Milan, Bright) McDonalds (Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Batesville) Wendys (Lawrenceburg) Tequilas (Aurora) Acapulcos (Lawrenceburg)…

Athletes and volunteers are selling trash bags to raise funds for sports equipment and our participation in the 2020 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 than…

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…

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…

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