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 ALs, Athlete Leadership & Athlete Leadership University … where athletes learn leadership skills towards becoming athlete leaders! 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.
SOIN Tippy basketball …
Callout on December 6, 2021 @ Sunnyside Middle School, 7pm.
SOIN 2021 EKS Games …
Golf competition, softball competition have been underway at various locations! Flag football practices for competition and Distance Run Walk (DRW) practices also are underway … all in preparation for October competition in Indianapolis.
Special Olympics Indiana 2022 Polar Plunge
… is coming February 26, 2022!!! SOIN plunge page: https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/location/367870
… link shall be here soon … Tippy Sluggers – Polar Plunge Team ~~ FUNDRAISER!
NOTICE to ALL athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, etc:
COVID-19 Update: SOIN Extends Suspension of Activities through June 30, 2020 | An important announcement from President & CEO Jeff Mohler about our plans for keeping athletes healthy and safe ➡️ https://vimeo.com/415598241/5cfd65cb3d
Summary == CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Suspension of Special Olympics Indiana practices, competitions, and events extended through June 30, 2020; Summer Games to be Impacted …. Fitness Club & Softball & Golf have started again with restrictions!
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO OTHER ATHLETES not on computers, etc!!!
#50strong ~ Special Olympics is 50 years old in 2018 PLUS Special Olympics Indiana is 50 years old in 2019!!!
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 in 2019!
SOIN Tippe on Facebook … [http://www.facebook.com/SOIN.Tippe]
& in pictures = SOInTippe_inPics2016! Twitter … https://twitter.com/OlympicsCounty (@SOTippe); Instagram … https://www.instagram.com/sotippe/
** Congratulations to long-time volunteer, board member, and Purdue Plunge Chair Lynne Noble — VolYear2019-LynneNoble. Thank you for ALL you do! **
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!!
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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