- 2018 Dennis Schmidt Impact AwardSince 2004, the President & CEO of Special Olympics Indiana has had the honor each year of naming one individual who exemplifies the "Spirit of Special Olympics" but who oftentimes goes unnoticed, someone who places the athletes above him or herself and who helps us to grow and improve our great program. Brian Glick, from Tippecanoe County, has dedicated his entire life to furthering the Special Olympics movement through Athlete Leadership.
- Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana: 2018 LETR Officer of the YearNicknamed “Big Dog,” Sheriff Michael Nielsen is a larger than life role model and friend to the athletes of our Boone County program. His genuine enthusiasm shines through in his every interaction with the athletes and their families, and his sincere encouragement and support have made a lasting impression in the lives of the people we serve.
- Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana: 2018 Coach of the YearA longtime Class A volunteer in Special Olympics Indiana’s Washington Township program, Craig Peterson is a member of the County Management Team and a parent to athletes Andrew and Michael, but he is a coach and supporter to all who participate in the local track and field, distance run/walk, and basketball programs.
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