Five athletes were present at the Statehouse to accept the donations, and I was impressed not only by the progress that the Special Olympics has allowed them to make but also the strides the organization itself is making to encourage acceptance of Hoosiers with intellectual disabilities.
If you would like to learn more about the Special Olympics of Indiana and learn how you can also contribute to this cause, please visit www.soindiana.org. It is important to remember that even if you do not have the financial means to donate, there are plenty of other ways to get involved and make a true difference in someone’s life. By becoming a coach, a volunteer or working at your local church, you will be giving life’s most precious resource: time.
When the 2014 legislative session kicks off on January 6, I hope that this sentiment of working together for the common good will carry over. I am already eager to get started as we continue to make Indiana the best place to live, work and raise a family.