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SPECIAL OLYMPICS JOHNSON COUNTY (SOJC)
A Huge Congratulations to all athletes & partners who attended Summer Games!!

Events Week June15th, 2015

 Track & Field 6:00PM Wednesday March 18th  First Practice at Whiteland Freshman Academy –

o    6:00PM Clark Pleasant Intermediate School
§  Practices will be Monday & Wednesdays after Spring Break
·         NOTE:  We do not have a coach for Center Grove Middle School,
o   So we will only have practices in Whiteland
 
·        Swimming 6:30PM at Whiteland HS pool
o   Coach will hand out schedule of practices after Spring Break
 
Saturday, March 21 Men’s Super-Sectional is at Shelbyville HS.
§  Will let you know schedule as soon as I get it.
·         Saturday, March 28, 2015 Youth Finals (all Junior and Senior teams) is at a University of Indianapolis.
o   Will let you know schedule as soon as I get it.
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·         Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, 2015  Men’s State Tournament* is at Indiana State University
o   * (If our Men’s Master team advances to state)
 
April 1st- Due Date for the 2015 Spirit of Special Olympics Awards for Athlete, Coach, Volunteer, Family, Law Enforcement officer of the Year.
§  Nomination form & criteria attached
§  Please send to me for the SOJC Board/Management Team to review.
 
Saturday, May 16th – Area 8 Track & Field competition at Ben Davis High School
June 5th & 6thStrawberry Festival
o   We will have space for 2-3 tents
·         Need persons to coordinate each day
·         Need volunteers to help face paint & work booths
 
June 12th, 13th & 14thSummer Games – Terre Haute
·         Need to find out about how many rooms we will need, so we can block rooms
·         NEED TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON going to Summer Games and
·         NEED TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON BOWLING AT SUMMER GAMES by March 25th!!
REMINDER:
ALL ATHLETES, Unified PARTNERS, COACH/VOLUNTEER – CURRENT AND NEW MUST COMPLETE THE BRAND NEW Special Olympics FORMS (see attached) unless you already completed athlete application on new form in 2015.  
NOTE:  medicals are good for 3 years, need to be signed by athlete’s doctor, BUT BE SURE TO HAVE A 2015 NEW MEDICAL COMPLETED WHEN CURRENT MEDICAL EXPIRES.
Enjoy your Week!            
MOST Important, Have Fun!!

Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Johnson County (SOJC) is your local chapter to this great organization.  SOJC provides year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in order to create experiences like the joy of achievement, being included in the community, building skills, developing leadership abilities, and making lifelong friends.

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving 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. Our vision is 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 joy filled.

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Special Olympics Johnson County Email: specialolympicsjc@gmail.com Phone: 317-738-7038