From the Desk of the Amy Verheyden, Agency Management Committee Member

October 6, 2014

I had the privilege and honor these past couple of weekends to be asked to speak at the Leadership Conferences in Madison and Appleton. In talking with participants, it was evident that quite a variety of people attended…from parents, to volunteers, to Agency Managers to athletes. It was fun to see the diversity. One message was clear to me: we are all there for the same reason which is to help make the lives of the athletes who are served by Special Olympics Wisconsin better. 

I am also fortunate enough to be a part of a team with Special Olympics Wisconsin whose partial goal is to educate people about what Special Olympics does. It’s not just a one-time sporting event. It’s so much more. All of us volunteers know that. If I leave you with one thought today, let it be that it’s so important to spread the word about Special Olympics and all it gives our athletes, families and even the communities with programs like Project Unify. Talk to people about the programs. Encourage people to get involved. Get your athletes out there so the community knows who they are and what great things they offer. They are your friends, they are your co-workers, they are your family.

Take care.

Amy Verheyden
Agency Manager 6-05
Agency Management Committee Member

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