Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana: 2018 LETR Officer of the Year

Nicknamed “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 Year

A 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.

2018 State Conference

This year’s conference will focus on several key issues that are the pillars of the Special Olympics movement. Help us celebrate our past as we honor those who have laid the foundation of our organization over the past 50 years, and be a part of our future as we work together with athlete leaders to develop our next Strategic Plan.