A nonprofit organization, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in several Olympic-type sports for children and adults intellectually challenged. SOIn Tippe reaches nearly 200 athletes throughout Tippecanoe County. The activities even go beyond sports such as through ALPs, Athlete Leadership ProgramS! The organization receives no federal or state funds, relying entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations ~ operated totally by dedicated volunteers. Come on ~ ALL are welcome to come, “BE A FAN…” (join the fun) …“get involved with someone special!” For more information, see the ‘Contacts‘ page.
# Special Olympics IN 2018 Polar Plunge & Purdue, West Lafayette. Help us raise funds for Special Olympics Indiana & locally! Additional plungers are needed! Even virtual plungers – you do NOT have to get wet in the cold weather!! Local team page: https://www.firstgiving.com/team/362686 <>
# Unified Football Rivalry Series w/Purdue & IU, November 17 @ Purdue — was great! BUT sad to say Purdue lost. Many thanks to all who helped to raise funds towards this event for SOIn & Tippecanoe County!
Game 1, 7pm: Valparaiso Lambda Chi Alpha vs. Indiana Phi Sigma Kappa
Game 2, 8pm: Indiana Lambda Chi Alpha vs. Purdue Phi Sigma Kappa
High school games prior to college games! All games @ Purdue’s Mollenkopf Athletic Center. ** This event was GREAT! Another event is planned for the Big Ten Fan Fest DEC 1. **
June 2017 and on events:
SOIn Summer Games, Subaru Color Run, Purdue Football Clinic +
SOTC Fitness Club + Indiana Pacer’s Clinic
Check the Resources page of our website for additional resource links connected to Special Olympics and beyond — locally and otherwise! You will be glad you did!!
** SPECIALS to check out >> PETE’s PALs Fall 2017 on the Resources page of our website — midway under “Local”. Applications are due by SEP 12-2017 – sign-up soon! **
Donating to SOIn Tippe!!!
We are funded solely through private donations and fundraising events. Thank you Greater Lafayette Area and beyond for your support – past, present, & future! Contributions of any form, very much appreciated – thank you, are fully tax-deductible and can be mailed to (no on-line posting as yet):
Special Olympics Indiana Tippecanoe County
P.O. Box 4801
Lafayette, IN 47903-4801
Special Olympics International Inc. ~ Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
Special Olympics Indiana @ http://soindiana.org/
* Special Olympics Indiana Tippecanoe County web pages are a concept of ALPs athlete Jennifer Hoover, July 1998. * Web Master: Peggy Hoover (also SOIn Tippe Treasurer & ALPs Facilitator)
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