Softball, corn toss to be offered by Special Olympics

Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County is offering softball and corn toss as its first two sports this year.

Anyone interested in playing either sport is invited to attend a callout meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the shelter house at Gaiser Park in Seymour. The park is off of South Walnut Street on the south side of the city.

Information about the two sports and dates for practices and competitions will be discussed at the meeting.

With softball, there may be multiple teams, depending on the number of athletes involved. A skills program also is available.

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletics competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up.

The Jackson County group also is offering a unified fitness club that meets to walk at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School, 508 B Ave. East.

For information about Special Olympics Indiana-Jackson County, contact county coordinator Crystal Ackeret by email at [email protected].

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