Meet Team Wisconsin Athlete, Hannah Medo

March 27, 2014

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected Hannah Medo of Stevens Point 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.

Medo, who has been involved with SOWI for nine years, participates in aquatics, bocce, bowling and gymnastics. When she’s not training for Special Olympics, Medo volunteers at Christy’s Child Care and assists with preschool gymnastics at her local YMCA.

“Special Olympics makes me work hard and be proud of all I can do,” said Medo. “I have met many friends through Special Olympics and they are so important to me.” 

This will be Medo’s first trip to the USA Games. She will compete in gymnastics 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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