Rep. Morris - Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Start Date:  11/19/2013  Start Time:  12:00 PM
End Date:  11/19/2013  End Time:  12:00 PM

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse.

“Special Olympics Indiana is honored to be chosen by Speaker Bosma for Organization Day.  Research has found that individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics become more involved in their communities. Our over 11,000 athletes throughout Indiana live, work and vote in almost every county throughout the state,” said Special Olympics Indiana CEO/President Michael Furnish.

Special Olympics of Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes represent 74 county and local programs each run by volunteer management teams who recruit participants, conduct sports training, raise money, build awareness and compete at local and state events.

“Watching the legislature and state offices come together to support Special Olympics Indiana was a great way to set the tone for the upcoming legislative session,” said Rep. Morris. “This organization provides a wonderful example of servant leadership throughout our state, and it was an honor to have them join us in the Statehouse today.”

Legislators and staff brought in sporting equipment, food, drinks, office supplies and other items for Special Olympics of Indiana. Five athletes were present to accept the donations and thank those who participated in the collection efforts.

For more information on Special Olympics of Indiana, visit


Rep. Morris represents portions of Allen County.