SpreadWord_Alternate-Logo-DarkSpecial Olympics IN Tippecanoe County
(SOIN Tippe)

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 soonTippy 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!



#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! **

** One of Tippecanoe County’s own athletes recently won the 2018 Dennis Schmidt Impact Award – Brian Glick!!! CONGRATULATIONS indeed! Check out the great article from Special Olympics Indiana! **



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)

© Copyright 1998-2021 Special Olympics IN Tippecanoe County. All Rights Reserved.

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  1. pspanglerhoover April 1, 2019 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Laura Roark: Also, an athlete Commitment form is asked of each athlete to sign once a year. Eight weeks of committed practice is required to be able to attend a state competition.

  2. Laura Roark March 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Help work with a gentleman interested in swimming and have been trying for a week to reach anyone about this please contact asap.

    • pspanglerhoover April 1, 2019 at 4:49 pm Reply

      Sorry for the delay! Did not see the inquiry right away. Swimming began March 23; however, it is not too late to join. We swim SATs, 5-7pm, at the YMCA in Lafayette. If/when you come to swim, check in with the front desk & say you are here to swim with Special Olympics Indiana Tippecanoe County. You will be asked to fill out some paperwork if you are not a YMCA member. An athlete medical form is required prior to practicing any sport. This can be downloaded from https://soindiana.org/resource-library/ – Athlete Registration. Look forward to seeing you all soon!

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