Events Week April 25th, 2016

Check out our April athlete of the month,  Jaclyn Knipe

*NOTE:  ALL athletes must have a current SO medical on file in order to
Participate in games.  Medicals are good for 3 years.
Attention all New athletes & current athletes I have talked to, please bring your athlete application and medical (if you have).   Be sure to keep a copy of your athlete’s medical & turn original in to Rita or coach).  Medicals are good for 3 years if no changes. Forms are attached
Monday, April 25th – Track & Field Practice (schedule attached)
6:00PM  at Whiteland HS Football & Track field  (if weather is bad, we will practice inside the Whiteland Freshman Academy (same place as Basketball)
Tuesday, April 26th Swimming Practice
7:15PM – 8:15PM at the Whiteland HS pool
Be ready to swim right at 7:15P
ALP’s (Athletic Leadership Program) meeting
6:30PM at New Hope Church, Greenwood
Wednesday, April 27th – Track & Field Practice
6:00PM  at Whiteland HS Football & Track field
Thursday, April 28th Swimming Practice
7:15PM – 8:15PM at the Whiteland HS pool
Be ready to swim right at 7:15PM
NOTEStarting in May Swim practices are only for athletes competing at Summer Games, June 10th, 11th & 12th
Soccer Practice (for competitive team only)
6:00pm-7:15PM on field #17 at Center Grove Soccer Fields on Whiteland Rd.
Be sure to wear shin guards & bring water bottle
Saturday, April 29th – Soccer Practice
10:30AM – at Center Grove Soccer fields on Whiteland Rd (just east of Morgantown Rd round-about)  All athletes must have a current Athlete application form completed and an Athlete medical completed and signed by Doctor.  This is required by Special Olympics Indiana.
Other Dates to Remember:
Saturday, May 14th – Area 8 Track & Field Meet at Ben Davis HS
Tuesday, May 17th Awards Banquet at Franklin College, more details to follow
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – June 10th, 11th 12th – Summer Games in Terre Haute IN
Please confirm where you are staying and sports you are participating in.
Friday & Saturday – June 10th-11th – Strawberry Festival at Sugar Grove Elementary
Other ways to help with fundraising without spending any extra $$$$:
Scrip Gift Cards – We are taking orders for gift cards, just in time for Mother’s Day & Graduation gifts (as well as Birthdays, Anniversary and Father’s Day!!!!   Check out the e-cards, you can get an e-card immediately online and have deducted from your bank account. Use to buy groceries, gas, movie tickets, restaurants and everyday items and SUPPORT SOJC at the same time.  See attached order form
NOTE:  You can also reload a credit card you have already purchased, I do this with Target card for my son and also other gift cards I use on regular basis.
Kroger Plus Community Rewards Card:
NOTE:  See instructions attached to make your Kroger card a Community Rewards card as well to benefit SOJC (note this does NOT affect your gas points, etc.)  SUPPORT SOJC WITH OUT SPENDING EXTA $$$$..WIN! WIN!
In three months, we doubled the households participating and will receive almost triple of what we received last quarter!  YEAH!!!!  Go Krogering & Support SOJC
Laundry detergent $45 for sale, we have a few 5 gallon buckets on hand & can take orders (see order form attached)
Purchase a Special Olympics License Plate
REMINDER:  VERY IMPORTANT:  (if you have NOT already, please complete online VMS as soon as possible) 
All CURRENT & NEW Volunteers, Coaches and Partners will be required to register online with the state’s new VMS (Volunteer Management System).  If you did not receive an email from the state to activate your account status with the state, you will be required to do this simple five step process.  The state has had a few glitches getting the old information processed into the new VMS Volunteer Management Services)   Just go to   http://soindiana.org/class-a_volunteer/
PLEASE Call Hot Line 317-738-7038 after 5PM
Call hotline # to Check if there is a cancellation by calling the hot line 317-738-7038,
if weather is questionable, Or call one hour prior to time of  Practice or game to confirm practice or game time
If you cannot attend a practice or game, please notify your coach (or email me), PLEASE let us know ASAP

Check out new items on SOJC Web site:  http://specialolympicsjohnsoncounty.org/news/

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