Welcome to the site of the Boone County Stars of Indiana!
Special Olympics Boone County is for anyone with an intellectual disability. To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics an individual must be 8 years of age or older; and have been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability OR closely related developmental disability.
More than 11,000 children and adults in Indiana train and compete through County Programs. Boone County offers year round sports programming in several different sports and ability levels.
All athletes must have a current medical form signed by a physician on file with their county program. The form is valid for 3 years. An application for participation form must be completed before an athlete participates in any Special Olympics training or competition.
Our athletes have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. Special Olympics Boone County receives no federal or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way Agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations.
There is no cost to our athletes to participate in Special Olympics Sports.
SOBC offers sports year round, see the sports tab for a descriptions of the many sports we offer.
Athletes may participate in more that one sport at a time.
Sports are modified to meet all skill levels, so there are opportunities for everyone.
Sports Practice Information
Thursday, August 2nd, 4:30 p.m. Practice at Zionsville Boys & Girls Club
Sunday, August 12th, Noon Washington Twp. Cross-Country Meet (at Brebeuf)*
Thursday, August 16th, 4:30 p.m. Practice at Zionsville Boys & Girls Club
Sunday, August 26th, Noon Washington Twp. Cross-Country Meet (at Brebeuf)*
Thursday, August 30th, 4:30 p.m. Practice at Zionsville Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, September 1st, 8:00 a.m. Practice at Zionsville Boys & Girls Club
Sunday, September 9th EKS Games (time of events to be determined)
*To experience competition, we encourage runners and walkers to participate in the Call Me Al 5K walk/run at St. Alphonsus in Zionsville (Saturday, August 4th) and/or the Washington Township Special Olympics Cross-Country Meets at Brebeuf ( tentative dates listed above). Further information about these events will be distributed at practice.
At practices, we will talk about proper nutrition, running/walking technique and appropriate race strategy. In addition, we will help set individualized daily stretching and workout routines. We will also distribute running/walking logs for you to track your running/walking during the week. Events include 3k walk, 3k run, 5k walk and 5k run. The events may be done individually or with a unified partner.
Practices are Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 7:30 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 901 Fordice Road; Lebanon 46052
Donations may be made payable and mailed to:
Our 2018 Sponsors & Friends of Special Olympics
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Knights of Columbus, St Alphonsos, Zionsville
Knights of Columbus, St Joseph, Lebanon
Lebanon Eagles Club
Hometown Insurance, Brownsburg