Special Olympics Chairman

June 2019


Summer Games is coming in June and it is a very exciting year this year! We will be kicking off the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Indiana at Summer Games! You don’t want to miss it!


Please share the following invitation with our Council and encourage them to come out to be part of the celebration! They can join for a few hours or a few day. Whatever the length of time, it will be memorable.


We hope you and your Council will join us June 7-9th in Terre Haute for this important moment in history to be part of the celebration and to meet the athletes that you support throughout the year!


Also, new this year, your fellow Knights are planning a Saturday evening activity. Please see below for those details:

As part of the Knights of Columbus enhance experience for the Special Olympics Summer Games,

We are encouraging all Knights to attend mass together at one of the three local churches, as your schedule permits, on Saturday evening, 6-8-19.

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St.,  at 5pm  

St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. at 5:30pm

St. Patrick, 1807 Poplar St., at 6pm


[NOTE: the dinner below was cancelled due to lack of response]

Then join all your Brother Knights for a casual Fraternal Dinner at Gibault, 6401 S. US Highway 41, just a few miles south of I-70 at 7pm. Dinner Cost $15.00

Tentative Menu :

Smoke Pork Chops or Pulled Pork

Green Beans

Potato Salad

Cole slaw



Tour of Gibault will be available .


Those interested contact by May 20th:

Gibault Board Member/State Warden, Bill McDonald


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A link below provides the webinar version of the 2019 Partnership Summit that was canceled due to weather.  We are sending this to Ambassadors and Knights across Indiana with the hope that all Councils will have the chance to get this information regarding our 50 years of partnership to impact children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Thank you for your time, whether you skim the webinar or watch the entire thing or just forward this on to the Councils in your District!


We tried to take the planned 2 hour meeting and abbreviate it as much as possible, but please be warned the webinar ended up 40 minutes in length because this is a historical moment in history that we don’t want you to miss! This webinar highlights our partnership, the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Indiana, some wonderful history from our President and CEO and how you, your Council, your District and your parish can be part of this historic moment in time to impact over 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Indiana.


As always the partnership with the Knights of Columbus is so important to the athletes of Special Olympics Indiana and we are so happy to share this information with you! I hope you enjoy and feel inspired by what you do for the athletes.


My sincere thank you for your support and for the opportunity to be your liaison throughout the year and especially this important year!  Please let me know if you have questions.


Here is the link to view the webinar:  https://fccdl.in/vSRTXio2Pn



Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Attached you will find the Knights of Columbus pin program that will be the means by which Knights can celebrate the 50th Anniversary! We’ve created the opportunity for Knights of Columbus members to show their support for this exciting anniversary and the 16,000 athletes of Special Olympics Indiana by making a minimum donation of $10 to receive a collectors 50th Anniversary Partnership Pin! 

You can click the links to find the ORDER FORM and a LOG FORM for your use, to track the orders. Knights, family members and church members are welcome to make a donation to receive this pin. Please take orders in February to send in to our office. You can submit your form via e-mail, followed up with your Council’s donation in the mail or mail in the entire order with the donation. We will collect the orders in March and your pins will be ready for your pick up at the State Convention in May.

This is a quick turnaround, because we want you to have the most opportunity to wear your pins throughout the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Indiana!

Thank you!

Stephanie Manner

Manager of Community Partnerships (LETR)

Office: (317) 713.4291

Fax: (317) 328-2018

6200 Technology Center Drive, Suite 105

Indianapolis, IN 46278


Brett Striegel
Vivat Jesus!

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317-796-4113 Cell/Text



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