Clinton County Special Olympics Athletes Show Up Big At 2024 Summer Games

The Clinton County athletes gear up for three days of events, fun and friendship.
– Photos courtesy of Crissy Earl

The Clinton County Special Olympics athletes fought hard during the 2024 Summer Games held from June 7 through June 9 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, raking in multiple top medals.

The Clinton County athletes faced off against athletes from across the state in bowling, track and field and volleyball as they vied for coveted awards before enjoying activities such as comedy shows and dance parties to relax after their outstanding performances.

The Summer Games are the Indiana Special Olympics’ largest annual competition that sees more than 2,100 athletes and Unified partners from across the state gather on the Indiana State and Rose-Hulman campuses for the three days of competition filled with achievement, friendship, fun, ceremony and celebration.

This year kicked off the 55th Annual Summer Games with the theme of “A Journey to Your Heart,” inspired by the Athlete Leadership Conference held at the State Conference in October 2023.

Clinton County Summer Games Results:


  • Firebirds: Gold
    • Shaun Barker, Ian Kammerer, Devin McGowen, Aaron Durborow, Macy Wilhite, Pepper Perry, Joey Simon, Jared Mills, Julianne Deweese, AJ Williams
  • Warriors: Silver
    • Mandy Birdwell, Chris Chenoweth, AJ Lovett, Philip Provot, Tim Troyer, Taylor Sims, Joe Clark, Levi Davis, Kim Bobbitt


  • Cory Rockhold and Olivia Browning: Gold
  • Gloria Hendryx and Sharyn Troyer: 4th place

Track & Field:

Audra King:

  • 800m Run: Gold
  • 1500m Run: Gold
  • 400m Dash: Bronze

Kinnley Harshman:

  • Standing Long Jump: Silver
  • Softball Throw: Silver
  • 100m Dash: Bronze

Braiden Barker:

  • Mini Javelin Throw: Silver
  • Shot Put: 4th Place

Robby Keafer:

  • 50m Dash: Bronze
  • Mini Javelin Throw: 4th Place
  • 800m Walk: 5th Place
The Clinton County athletes cool down in the water after a day of hard work.