Special Olympics Wisconsin Cancels State Winter Games Competitions due to Extremely Cold Weather Conditions

January 23, 2014

Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will cancel the State Winter Games snowshoe racing and cross-country skiing competitions at Nine Mile Forest and snowboarding and alpine skiing competitions at Granite Peak. SOWI will continue to host a dance for Agencies (teams) Saturday evening from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Wausau.

Meteorologists are forecasting temperatures ranging between approximately -15 to -20 (with wind chill) on Saturday and even colder on Sunday. Special Olympics Wisconsin staff and volunteers investigated every alternative means to hold the events, but were unable to identify a safe option.

SOWI will continue to host the Family Health Forum from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn and Conference Center (2101 N. Mountain Rd., Wausau) on Friday, January 24. During the forum, Pam Malin, Disability Specialist for C.A.R.E.S and Tony Zblewski, Stevens Point Police Department Detective, will present “Social Media: How to Have Fun and Be Safe.” The forum is geared at educating families and the community about the health and wellness of people with intellectual disabilities. If you have not registered for the Family Health Forum but are interested in attending, please contact Jenn Streator (jstreator@specialolympicswisconsin.org or 608-442-5674). Space is still available but spots are limited.

For more information about the cancellation, please call (715) 848-0550, visit SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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