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

BOWLING PRACTICE AT RICHMOND 40 BOWL

We will bowl 2 games this week.

In preparation for Area 9 and State competition, we will begin practicing 2 rules that will be enforced by both Area 9 and the State when we bowl in Indianapolis.    

1.  Athletes are not to have their phones out during practice or competition.  They may keep them in a pocket or leave them with their caregiver.  

2.  Caregivers and friends must remain in the carpeted area to watch their athlete bowl.  Only the bowlers and the lane monitors are allowed in the tiled area.


GOOD NEWS

Area 9 has informed us that the County Tournament will NOT be an eliminator after all.  Athletes are still required to bowl in the County Tournament to qualify for Area competition.  Everyone who signed up for Area competition, accumulated the required 12 scores, and participates in the County Tournament will be eligible to participate in the Area Tournament.

SCHEDULE:

October 13 (2 games).

OCTOBER 20 – WAYNE COUNTY TOURNEY – 3 GAMES  - MUST PARTICIPATE TO ADVANCE TO AREA COMPETITION

Please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.  Shadow bowling starts at 12:45, with competition beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 – AREA 9 TOURNAMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY IN THE COUNTY TOURNEY

November 10 – NO PRACTICE

November 17 (2 games)

November 24 (2 games) BOWLING🎳,  PIZZA🍕,  MUSIC🎶

December 1 – NO PRACTICE (Thanksgiving weekend)

DECEMBER 7 – STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY


FITNESS CLUB

Continue working on the Water Challenge, and remember to mark you calendar each day this month.  

October 18th  - The Halloween Dance can count as an activity!

October 22    -  Optimist Ball Field, Cornhole/Walk - 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm


Halloween Dance

October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street. Snacks and drinks will be served.      


Area 9 Family of the Year

The Robin Woolum family has been chosen as Area 9's family of the year.  Sometime soon, representatives from Area 9 will attend one of our bowling practices to present the Area 9 Family of the Year plaque to Robin and his family      

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS