Special Olympics Boone County is for anyone with an intellectual disability. To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics an individual must be 8 years of age or older; and have been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability OR closely related developmental disability. More than 11,000 children and adults in Indiana train and compete through County Programs. Boone County offers year round sports programming in several different sports and ability levels. All athletes must have a current medical form signed by a physician on file with their county program. The form is valid for 3 years. An application for participation form must be completed before an athlete participates in any Special Olympics training or competition. Our athletes have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. Special Olympics Boone County receives no federal or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way Agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. There is no cost to our athletes to participate in Special Olympics Sports. SOBC offers sports year round, see the sports tab for a descriptions of the many sports we offer. Athletes may participate in more that one sport at a time. Sports are modified to meet all skill levels, so there are opportunities for everyone.