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.
#50strong ~ Special Olympics is 50 years old in 2018!!!
Special Olympics began in 1968, Chicago, through the dream of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Today Special Olympics is world-wide — something to celebrate!! Special Olympics Indiana started then in 1969 — more to celebrate next year!
# Special Olympics IN 2018 Polar Plunge & Purdue, West Lafayette. The 2018 Polar Plunge was a success! THNX to all the helped in the process!! We had both water plungers & virtual plungers helping us out – THNX!! See you next year!
Local team page: https://www.firstgiving.com/team/362686 <>
2018 and on events:
Spring sports season now on! That means track & field, bocce ball, cycling, swimming. You can still practice, but competitions have been set! Upcoming = golf (practice underway), softball, corn toss, flag football, long distance walking/running.
Basketball season is complete! Good season through all 3 teams – congrats! Our county teams:
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 Spring 2018 on the Resources page of our website — midway under “Local”. Applications are due by FEB 12-2018 – 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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