Congratulations to our athletes and coaches for attending our 1st track practice since 2019. GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALL BACK
Good News Athletes
Our county program will soon have an Athlete Leadership Council. The new program will be facilitated by our Management Team Member, Chuck Fox. More information will be shared in the next few weeks. I hope you will all take an interest in this program. From Wayne County Coordinator, Lonnie Snow
Athletes: The Wayne County New Year's Fitness Challenge has begun. Go to the Wayne County Special Olympics Facebook for details. Good Luck and have Fun
CONGRADULATIONS TO Lori AND Jared FOR WINNING GOLD MEDALS in the Special Olympics Indiana Winter Fitness Challenge
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.
There are 3 steps to becoming a volunteer for Special Olympiics.
1. Fill out the Volunteer Application.
2. Volunteers must complete online training.
A class A volunteer is any volunteer who has regular contact with athletes through roles such as coach, chaperone, or administrative authority. Go to soindiana.org to register.
Please contact Lonnie Snow, Wayne County Coordinator, if you need assistance at 765-732-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Complete the Online Protective Behaviors Training.
A brief, online tutorial called Protective Behaviors. This is a very important part of your training - what to do in the case of abuse or suspected abuse of athletes. This training is for the protection of the athlete - everyone's number one priority - and also for your protection as a volunteer. Start the class here.
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