Meet Team Wisconsin Athlete, Cindy Redlich

April 9, 2014

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected Cindy Redlich of Hartland as one of 62 athletes to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14-21, 2014. Wisconsin athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, bowling, flag football, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball.

Redlich, who has been involved with SOWI for 28 years, participates in athletics, gymnastics and volleyball. Redlich is a veteran to high-level competition. She attended the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut. When she’s not training for Special Olympics, Redlich works at Aurora Hospital and volunteers at Arrowhead High School and her local church. 

“Special Olympics means everything to me and my family,” said Redlich. “It has given me the chance to make lifelong friends, gain life skills, and help my fellow athletes.” 

This will be Redlich’s third trip to the USA Games. She attended the 2006 Games in Ames, Iowa and the 2010 Games in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will compete in volleyball and will be one of 86 delegates representing Team Wisconsin at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.

SOWI will host an official training camp for Team Wisconsin athletes on May 17-18, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The 2014 USA Games will showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics. A total of 3,500 athletes, 1,000 coaches and delegates, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 spectators will attend.   
Sports competition will be held at venues throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. There will be ample opportunities for supporters across the state to show their spirit and join the team through volunteerism, donations and attendance.  For more information or to learn more about how you can support a local athlete, visit www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.orgUSAGames.

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