STATEHOUSE – Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow state representatives welcomed a group of House pages on Thursday as part of the Special Olympics and Best Buddy Page Day.
Special Olympics of Indiana athletes and participants in the Best Buddies program served as House pages for the day, where they had the opportunity to meet and assist their state representatives, tour the Statehouse and learn about the legislative process by watching a House session.
The Special Olympics of Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes represent 74 county and local programs each run by volunteer management teams who recruit participants, conduct sports training, raise money, build awareness and compete at local and state events.
Best Buddies is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“These two organizations have had a remarkable impact on the lives of countless Hoosiers around the state,” said Ind. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “These men and women who work in this field are a shining example of servant leadership, and it was a privilege to have them join us at the Statehouse today.”
The Statehouse welcomed 14 athletes and 16 Best Buddies who served as pages, along with a number of students and volunteers assisting the two organizations. All of the participants received special recognition by the House at the beginning of session.
Please see attached picture of House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) with pages from the Special Olympics of Indiana.