To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
To empower people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop their skills through year-round sports training and competition. As a result, Special Olympics athletes become fulfilled and productive members of their families and the communities in which they live. Special Olympics is an experience that is energizing, healthy, skillful, welcoming and joyful.
The goal of Special Olympics Indiana-Pulaski County is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have a chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in our community.
How We Got Started
We held an informational meeting about Special Olympics in October 2006 to discuss the possibility of sending a delegation to represent Pulaski County. A second meeting was held in November 2006, and the final decision was made to form a Special Olympics Committee. We became officially recognized as a Special Olympics County on March 1, 2007.
Special Olympics has always been free to the athletes. Each county relies on the generosity of its citizens and businesses to make this program possible. Each donation is tax deductible and will be used to support athletes in our county.
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Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
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