Our Mission

Our local mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through training and competition opportunities, athletes will experience growth in physical skills, a sense of accomplishment, socialization, friendship, and a connection with the community.

About us

Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching nearly 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs thatreaches more than 2.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide. Sport is a universal language that unites people on and off the field of play. Its lessons are relevant to all. Using sports training and athletic competition to help break down barriers that have historically kept people apart, Special Olympics Indiana promotes meaningful inclusion and acceptance for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Indiana. These experiences ultimately create an inclusive environment where everyone benefits and little by little, the world changes. The sport is the medium, but the real power lies within the Special Olympics experience and all the people it touches. You can learn more by visiting the Indiana Special Olympics site and the National Special Olympics site.

NEWS


Basketball

PACERS:  Practice each Thursday evening, at Vaile Elementary School, 300 South 14th Street.  Athletes are asked to arrive at 5:50 p.m. to be ready for their 6:00 - 7:00 practice. 

DRAGONS:   Practice each Thursday evening, at Vaile Elementary School, 300 South 14th Street.  Athletes are asked to arrive at 7:00 p.m. to be ready for their 7:15 - 8:30 practice.

HOOSIERS:  The Hoosiers practice each Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street.  

BELIEVERS:  Practice each Monday,  6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street. 

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS:  Practice each Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street

Delaware Co. Tournament Results

PACERS 42 vs. Delco Mavericks 2

DRAGONS 26 vs. ARC Raiders I 28

HURRYING HOOSIERS 20 vs. Delco Bearcats 18

HUSTLING HOOSIERS  20 vs. Delco Eagles 2

PACERS 48 vs. Delco Raiders 10

HURRYING HOOSIERS 8 vs. Madison County Ravens 12

DRAGONS 43 vs. Lake County Hotshots 20

HUSTLING HOOSIERS 10 vs. Jay Wolves 15

PACERS  vs. Delco Cyclones

DRAGONS 13 vs. Grant County 22

March 7 - DRAGONS play at 11:00, and PACERS play 12:00 at Coulston Elementary in Shelbyville.

March 14-15 - Women's state finals at DePauw University, Greencastle

March 21 - Men's sectional tournament in Shelbyville - Competition for 5 on 5, 3 on 3, and Individual Skills

March 28-29 - Men's state finals at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis - Competition for teams who qualify and ALL Individual Skills who compete at sectionals


FITNESS CLUB

Fitness Club will meet at the Richmond Square Mall Feb 23 and March 3. Remember to get your Move Bands synced at least every two weeks or the data will be lost! Beginning March 9, Move Bands will be read prior to track practice. No other dates will be scheduled!


TRACK PRACTICE

Track practice begins Monday, March 9, on the Richmond High School indoor track.  Practice will begin at 6:00 p.m., and we will do our best to finish by 7:30 p.m.  Please arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. so that you will be able to participate in all your events.  Most events will be practiced indoors, but if you throw the shot put or javelin, or if you do the running long jump, please dress for the weather as these 3 events will be practiced outdoors.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND PRACTICES SO THAT WE CAN COLLECT TIMES AND DISTANCES NEEDED TO REGISTER YOU FOR THE AREA AND STATE COMPETITIONS. 


ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRY

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry benefiting Wayne County Special Olympics will take place Friday, March 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 801 West Main Street.  The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under age 6.  Wayne County Special Olympics will pay for the meals of athletes and their caregivers.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS