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

PRACTICE

The location of our practices has changed. Beginning this Monday, September 9, we will practice on the the Richmond Evening Optimists Club's diamonds on Peacock Road. This Monday, September 9, our practice will be a scrimmage game with Olive Garden. All softball athletes should arrive at 5:30 p.m. to warm up and be ready for the 6:00 game. If you have your uniform, please come dressed to play. If we have your uniform, plan to change as soon as you arrive.


STATE COMPETITION - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - MIDWEST SPORTS COMPLEX - 7509 Augusta Road, Indianapolis

10:00 a.m. - Skills athletes compete on Diamond #2

10:00 a.m. - Sluggers vs. Cass County Cubs on Diamond #3

12:30 a.m. - Sluggers play in either the winner's game on diamond #3 or in the loser's game on diamond #4

Transportation: The bus will arrive in the Meijer parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave at 7:45 a.m. It will stop at the Cambridge McDonalds at 8:00 a.m. All softball athletes and CVO trained chaperones are welcome to ride the bus. If you are providing your own transportation, athletes should arrive at the Midwest Sports Complex no later than 9:00 a.m.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Olive Garden game for all softball athletes - Monday, September 9, Richmond Evening Optimists Club diamonds on Peacock Road

Knights of Columbus vs. the Home Team - Monday, September 16, Richmond Evening Optimists Club diamonds on Peacock Road

State Competition - Saturday, September 21


BOWLING BEGINS THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, AT RICHMOND 40 BOWL

Athletes should arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. You must attend the first 5 practices to accumulate the 12 SCORES REQUIRED to register for state and area competitions. If you miss a practice, you will need to make up the games at your own expense and turn in a print out of your scores to Sue Brock no later than Sunday, October 6.


SCHEDULE:

September 8 (2 games), September 15 (2 games), September 22 (2 games), September 29 (3 games), October 6 (3 games), October 13 (2 games).

OCTOBER 20 – MANDATORY WAYNE COUNTY TOURNEY – 3 GAMES

October 27 (2 games), November 3 (2 games)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 – AREA 9 TOURNAMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS

November 10 – NO PRACTICE

November 17 (2 games), November 24 (2 games) All bowlers are welcome to attend.

December 1 – NO PRACTICE (Thanksgiving weekend)

DECEMBER 7 – STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS


Unified Fitness Club - Tuesday, September 10, 6:00 p.m. - 40 Lanes Conference Room

All athletes and CVO trained volunteers are invited to participate in the Wayne County Unified Fitness Club.  This club will meet weekly and provide activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  The first meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on September 10, at 40 Lanes.  We will be completing the initial health data screening which will include height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure data that will be submitted to the state office.  Additional information on how to earn state incentives will be available at this meeting.  Hope to see you there!!

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