Green Bay, WI (April 14, 2017) – Special Olympics Wisconsin is proud to announce a new partnership with Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine that will impact Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes from Nine Counties in Northeastern Wisconsin. Hometown Games will take place at Ashwaubenon High School on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.
“It’s an honor for Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine to be named presenting sponsor for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s 2017 Region 5 Hometown Games,” said Chris Augustian, chairman of the board of managers at Aurora BayCare. “Our partnership with Hometown Games is the kind of opportunity we embrace. They help us better provide platforms through which people of all abilities in northeast Wisconsin can be physically active. That builds health and wellness for many.”
“We are excited to have Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine on board as the Presenting Partner for the 2017 Hometown Games.” Hometown Games is the final step for our athletes to showcase their skills prior to State Summer Games,” said Matt Harper, Regional Director of Development, Special Olympics Wisconsin. “We are proud to offer volunteering opportunities for Aurora BayCare’s employees to help promote inclusion, break down barriers and build lifetime bonds.”
Special Olympics Wisconsin’s goal is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society, by offering opportunities to develop and demonstrate their talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.