- 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 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.
- Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana: 2018 ‘Michael Furnish’ Athlete of the YearNamed in honor of the former Special Olympics Indiana President & CEO, the ‘Michael Furnish’ Athlete of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments, both on and off the playing field, of an athlete who embodies the Spirit of Special Olympics through hard work, determination, and a positive attitude. Katie Baumgartle, a Team Indiana swimmer who earned two silver medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, has earned that distinction for her many achievements as an athlete, a fundraiser, and a student.
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