- 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 Volunteer of the YearOver the course of the past 28 years, Steve Bingelli, Sr. has been at the heart and soul of the Special Olympics movement in Clark County, often logging as many as 40 hours per week while serving in roles ranging from coach to chaperone to Area Competition Director to County Coordinator.
- 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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