Abby Abel

Unified Partner
Special Olympics

Abby Abel is a student at Purdue University where she studies accounting and plays on the women's basketball team. A native of Carmel, Indiana, she became involved with Special Olympics in high school and has been active since 2014 as an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and the Champions Together partnership between Special Olympics Indiana and the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Along with her friend and Unified Partner, Mitch Bonar, Abby attended the 2014 the Inclusive Youth Summit at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. She represented the USA at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Abby, along with Mitch Bonar, was named Co-Grand Marshall of the 2018 Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. She and Mitch created a Public Service Announcement for Purdue University on Unified Sports and living unified.

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