Special Olympics Indiana is pleased to announce Philip Baker as the 2016 “Spirit of Special Olympics” Athlete of the Year. Philip is a proud athlete from our Washington Township Program in Indianapolis.
Special Olympics Indiana is pleased to announce Heidi Bowman as the 2016 “Spirit of Special Olympics” Coach of the Year. Heidi is a proud member of the Jay County Program.
Special Olympics Indiana is pleased to announce Ellen Norfrey as the 2016 “Spirit of Special Olympics” Volunteer of the Year. Ellen is a proud member of the Bartholomew- Brown-Jennings County Program.
One of the biggest triumphs was the opportunity to hand out 17 Varsity letters. Seven went to athletes with intellectual disabilities who had “joy in their faces because they never thought that they would be able to letter and now, they have.”
Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges got involved with Special Olympics at Summer Games. He says, “Once you get involved, you’re hooked!” This story showcases how volunteering can impact the lives of everyone involved.