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

STATE BOWLING RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 44 WAYNE COUNTY ATHLETES WHO COMPETED IN LAST SATURDAY'S STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Traci Back, Brendon Baldwin, Cathy Ballman, Charles Bogan, Jenny Brown, Carol Davidson,Jessica Day, Shane Day, Remy Dean, Sharon Detamore, Joey Evans, Curtis Frame, Cedric Fratus-Nolan, Kevin Glunt, Brenda Gross, Brad Handy, Dustie Hormel, Amber Hoskins, Mike Hummell, Jeremy Jefferies, Jonathon Jennings, Kayleigh Jennings, Jeff Kendall, John Kinsey, Greg Mahoney, Jacob Miller,Chris MItchell, Gary Mullins, Tony Muse, Harold Nelson, Kaleb Ozbun, David Parsons, Cheryl Powell, Ann Ritz, Amy Robbins, Mark Shattuck, Doug Sizemore, Cody Smith, Brandon Suttles, Jennifer Thompson, Erin Tuegel, Jeff Vanness, Anthony Walker, Bill Wentz. WE ARE PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!


Basketball

PRACTICES

PACERS: The Pacers continue to practice each Thursday, 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: The Dragons continue to practice each Thursday, 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 will practice each Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street.  

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


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


COMPETITIONS

December 16 - BELIEVERS vs. Preble County during regular practice at the Senior Center. Girls should arrive at 6:15 to be ready for the 6:30 game.

December 20 - DRAGONS vs. PACERS in an exhibition game during halftime at Northeastern High School

January 31 - BELIEVERS play a scrimmage game during halftime at Richmond High School

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

February 1 - BELIEVERS have registered for the Huntington County Tournament

March 21 - Men's sectional tournament

March 28-29 - Men's state finals at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis


FITNESS CLUB

The United Fitness Club will resume after the holidays.


REMEMBER THE CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE THIS SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, IN THE LELAND BALLROOM. DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 5:00 P.M., FOLLOWED BY THE DANCE BEGINNING AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30 P.M.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS