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.
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.
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, January 6, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street.
January 18 - BBJ Hauser tournament in Hope, Indiana - DRAGONS, PACERS, HOOSIERS, and BELIEVERS competeJanuary 31 - BELIEVERS play a scrimmage game during halftime at Richmond High SchoolFebruary 1 - BELIEVERS have registered for the Huntington County Tournament
March 14-15 - Women's state finals at DePauw University, Greencastle
February 8 - Arnie Petry Tournament in Shelbyville - DRAGONS, PACERS, HOOSIERS, AND BELIEVERS have registered
February 15 - Delaware Co. Tournament at Monroe Central - DRAGONS, PACFERS, and HOOSIERS have registered
March 21 - Men's sectional tournament
March 28-29 - Men's state finals at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
BBJ HAUSER TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE - January 18
9:00 - BELIEVERS vs. Monroe County LadyBallers
9:45 - DRAGONS vs. Shelby County Devils and PACERS vs. Decatur County Pacers
11:20 - HURRYING HOOSIERS vs. Monroe County Wildcats
11:55 - HUSTLING HOOSIERS vs. ROD Chargers
1:30 - DRAGONS vs. Posey County Dragons and PACERS vs. ROD Mustangs
2:15 - BELIEVERS vs. ROD Lady Hot Rods
2:50 - HURRYING HOOSIERS vs. BBJ Wild Warriors
3:25 - HUSTLING HOOSIERS vs. Shelby County Warriors
Hauser Fieldhouse Basketball Invitational, 9273 North State Road 9, Hope, IN 47246
January 18, 2020 8:30 am doors open – Games begin at 9:00 am. Parking and entry are behind the gyms. The gyms are between the high school and the elementary school.
Guest Referees and Scorekeepers! Hauser High School students will provide the majority of the officials. Please use proper respect.
Concession stand will be open. Wayne County will buy each athlete and each coach a sandwich, chips, and a drink for lunch. You are welcome to bring money to purchase additional food and drink. Please do not return to the gym with a cup with a straw. Please use drink cups that will not spill or leak if you don’t purchase bottled water or sodas.
No Smoking on property!!! Anyone caught smoking will be asked to gather their athletes and leave. That includes parents, staff, coaches, fans, athletes, and all others in attendance. Don’t ruin a fun day for your teams.
The United Fitness Club meets on Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School, 60 NW "L" Street.
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