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Tiny Docs: Live from Special Olympics

Kids’ health startup Tiny Docs recently produced this short animated video celebrating Special Olympics athletes who are working hard to be the best they can be. Focusing on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, “Live from Special Olympics” was inspired and co-written by Washington Township athlete Nicholas Herran.

Athlete Input Councils Taking the Lead

Washington Township Athlete Leaders Charlotte Miller and Liz Strong share the successful efforts of their Athlete Input Council to make the 2020 Butler University Polar Plunge more accessible.

Athlete Spotlight: Carlos’s Story

Empowered by his involvement in Special Olympics, Tippecanoe County athlete Carlos Crawford is changing his life for the better, one day at a time.

2018 Dennis Schmidt Impact Award

Since 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 ‘Michael Furnish’ Athlete of the Year

Named 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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