SOIFC 2019 is not just about sports.

The Special Olympics practices inclusion of differently-abled people from all walks of life, no matter what their talents are. The SOIFC team has an assortment of community engagement activities planned for anyone who is interested in being a part of this celebration!

Press Meets

Press Meets Awareness about the Special Olympics is yet to proliferate through the 1.5 million intellectually differently-abled people in India. To address this, multi-city press meets are being held throughout the country between May to July 2019. The press conferences will happen in prominent cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata, amongst others. Get in touch with us to find out about the press meets in your city!

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Torch Run

The quintessential Olympic trademark, the torch rally, will see a traditional passing on of the torch, the “Flame of Hope” to athletes from around the country, on a path that covers the north, east, west, and finally the south of India. Spectators will finally see the Flame of Hope mounted during the Formal Launch of the Special Olympics. Get in touch with us to find out when the Flame of Hope passes through your city!

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Heart and Sole

As the Flame of Hope passes through your town/city, participate in the 2 km Walk-a-Thon “Heart and Sole” happening simultaneously! All those who love walking, differently-abled and alike, are welcome to take part in this march for inclusiveness.

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Painters without Borders

Sports not what floats your boat? Participate in our N hour Paint-a-thon “Painters without Borders” instead! While the Flame of Hope passes through your town/city, you can make your mark as well with a fresh coat of paint. Kids, adults, artists, amateurs – EVERYONE is welcome!

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Leadership Summits

SOIFC 2019 will include many leadership summits throughout the country at well-known schools, colleges, and universities. If you are a student interested in learning more about how the world can become more inclusive to the differently-abled, this is the place to be.

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