Mitch Bonar

Student Athlete
Special Olympics

Mitch is a Special Olympics athlete, a student at Ivy Tech Community College and a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Indiana. A native of Noblesville, Indiana, Mitch has played an integral role in the Inclusion Revolution since 2013, helping to bring Unified Sports to Noblesville High School and serving as a spokesperson for the Champions Together partnership between Special Olympics Indiana and the Indiana High School Athletic Association. As an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and an ambassador for the Special Olympics movement, he attended the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey and represented the USA at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.

Along with his friend and Unified Partner, Abby Abel, he was named Co-Grand Marshal of the 2018 Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. He also was part of a video for Purdue University.



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