INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Sports Corp is pleased to announce a partnership with their event, Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge, and Special Olympics Indiana.
Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is a community event featuring more than 110 Central Indiana organizations that emphasizes healthy lifestyles, friendly competition and company camaraderie. The partnership between Corporate Challenge and Special Olympics will give its athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills against other participating companies, network and ultimately get jobs.
“The Indiana Sports Corp’s partnership with Special Olympics Indiana further enriches the Corporate Challenge’s goal of being the epicenter of corporate community engagement,” said Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn. “Connecting these talented athletes with opportunities to network with our corporate partners creates a win-win for our participants, companies and our community at large.”
Five notable Special Olympics athletes will compete in Corporate Challenge including: Andrew Peterson, a three-time Special Olympics gold medalist and Boston Marathon competitor; Katie Crawford, who has competed as a cyclist in the Special Olympics World Games 13 times since 1985; Heather Zwingelberg, a track and field runner who has competed with Special Olympics for the past three years; Dakota Moore, a qualifier for the 2018 Special Olympics in track and field; and Jason Plante, a gold medalist golfer in the Special Olympics.
“In our 50th anniversary year, Special Olympics Indiana is grateful to be part the 2019 Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge. We believe that sports will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities across the state. Our athletes bring skills, talent and determination to all that they do, both on and off they playing field. Being part of this great community event will allow our athletes to showcase their abilities. We thank the Indiana Sports Corp for allowing our athletes this wonderful opportunity,” said Jeff Mohler, President & CEO of Special Olympics Indiana.
The Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge begins this Saturday with sand volleyball and cornhole tournaments taking place at Midwest Sports Complex, bowling competition at Woodland Bowl and Esports at the Microsoft Store in the Keystone Fashion Mall. Corporate Challenge continues Wednesday, August 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the cycling time trial and concludes back at the track on Saturday, August 24 for the main event featuring running events, tug-of-war, dodgeball, among other activities.
To learn more about Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org. For more information on Special Olympics Indiana, visit www.SOIndiana.org.
About Indiana Sports Corp: Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.
About Special Olympics Indiana: Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is a part of the global Special Olympics movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1969 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Special Olympics Indiana has grown to more than 16,000 athletes and unified partners in virtually every county throughout the state. With the support of nearly 10,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the participants.