The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has further enhanced its ‘Champions Together’ partnership with Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN) in sanctioning a Unified Track and Field event set for 2014.  This most recent collaborative effort allows IHSAA-member schools to form teams composed equally of students with and without intellectual disabilities to compete for a state championship in Unified Track and Field. The IHSAA Executive Committee officially approved the new tournament during last week’s monthly meeting.  Schools will be able to individually schedule regular season competitions next spring before state tournament competition. Two sectionals meets – one north and one south – will be run on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at centrally located host sites with all participants then advancing to the state championship meet on Saturday, June 7, 2014. That event will be held in conjunction with and take place just prior to the start of the IHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals in Bloomington.


The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) and Special Olympics Indiana formed a partnership which will set the stage for ongoing activities between the athletes from both organizations intended to foster mutually beneficial learning experiences for years to come.  The partnership was inspired by the 2012‐13 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee (SAC), as it sought out opportunities for community outreach and volunteer experiences and decided that Special Olympics was a perfect fit for their goals...Read More