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SPECIAL OLYMPICS JOHNSON COUNTY (SOJC)

 

Events Week May 12th, 2014

 

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

 

Saturday, May 17th – Area 8 Track & Field Meet at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
·         Schedule of events – Athletes need to arrive by 9:30AM
·         9:30                             Registration
·         10:00-10:15               Staging for Opening Ceremonies
·         10:30                           Opening Ceremonies
·        11:00-4:30                  Athletic Competition
 
Thursday, May 22nd – McDonald’s Fundraiser
·         Trafalgar & Franklin locations – (more info to follow)
 
Saturday, May 31st – Johnson County Torch Run in Franklin (more info to follow)
 
Monday, June 2nd – Summer Sports Call out Meeting & Young Athletes Play Skills
·         Golf, Softball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Corn Hole/Toss, Long Distance Run/Walk
o   Young Athletes Play Skills (for athletes ages 2-7 years)
·         TRAIN Assessments for all ages, including athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers
 
Wednesday, June 4th – “Drive for Autism Awareness” Golf Tournament
·         At Hickory Stick Golf (see brochure Attached) Registration due May 23rd, 2014
·         For more information, contact:  JC Autism Support <jcasg@jcasg.org>
o   Johnson County Autism Support Group
 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 6th, 7th & 8th – Summer Games at Terre Haute, IN
·         We have a “block of rooms”  (2 queen beds or 1 king bed Suites) through May 15th (you need to specify type of room when making reservation)  Cost is $99 plus tax
§  Spring Hill Suites, 3304 US 41 South, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802,
·         Phone: 1-812-235-0696
§  You are responsible for making your own reservations under Johnson Co Special Olympics
§  Please confirm with Rita once you have made your reservations
·         NOTE:  You are responsible for transportation, lodging & meals.
§  You are not obligated to stay at Spring Hill Suites, this is where the majority of our athletes & families stay

·         SOJC pays for shirts and registration fees.

Friday, Saturday, June 6th & 7th – Strawberry Festival
·         Noon Friday –?? and all day Saturday
o   Face Painting, games, Outreach Booth
§  Volunteers needed to work 2 hour shifts

 

 

   

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