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The first disbursement of “Operations Roundup” fund exceeding $45,000 was awarded to twenty-four recipients from seven counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held on January 31st at the REMC Community Building. The nine member Operation Roundup Board of Trustees met in early January and determined that these twenty-four grant applications…

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…

Registration for the Polar Plunge is now open! Click here to get started. The 2017 edition of the Versailles Polar Plunge and After Splash Bash to benefit Special Olympics is scheduled Saturday, February 18th. The Versailles Plunge is one of eighteen Plunges across the state of Indiana. Participants must raise a “bear” minimum of $75…

Join us in celebrating the holidays on Saturday, December 10th at the Sunman American Legion from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Good friends, lots of dancing, appetizers and it’s all for free! Beer and cocktails available at the cash bar. Come dressed in your ugliest Christmas sweater and win a prize. The legion is located…

Special Olympics Indiana’s largest signature fundraising event, the Polar Plunge, has raised more than $3 million dollars since its inception in 2000. The eighteen Polar Plunges around the state feature 2,900 plungers braving the icy cold waters in Indiana, as they fundraise to support athletes with intellectual disabilities. Over 5,000 spectators and volunteers watch as…

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…

Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties (SOIN-ROD) will be hosting a “meet and greet” dinner/silent auction to raise the funds necessary to send Special Olympics athlete, Chris Perdue, of Osgood, to the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Chris is set to compete in snowboarding during the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games;…

he annual Fire Truck Pull in partnership with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department was held on Saturday, August 20th at the Hollywood Casino overflow parking lot on US 50 in Greendale. Teams of fifteen or less had to pull a 74,000 pound Lawrenceburg Fire Dept ladder truck fifty feet in the shortest amount of time. The…

n August 13, Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties celebrated eleven years as an accredited local program of Special Olympics Indiana and the achievements of its athletes, coaches, families and volunteers at its annual Athletic Achievement Banquet. Special awards included family of the year, coach of the year, volunteer of the year, and…

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