Wisconsin pro sports making an impact on the Board of Directors

January 29, 2021 Blog, Featured

With the recent addition of Leslie Stachowiak, the Director of Business Communications for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin is now lucky to be represented by four of the major professional sports teams in the state.

Leslie Stachowiak (Courtesy of Scott Paulus/Brewers)

Stachowiak joined representatives from the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Admirals on the Board when she was appointed at the December 11, 2020 Board of Directors meeting.

“I look forward to supporting the mission to continue to create inclusive communities and positive lifelong experiences for the thousands of athletes embraced by the devoted Special Olympics community.” – Leslie Stachowiak

Gabrielle Dow, Vice President of Marketing and Fan Engagement for the Green Bay Packers; Arvind Gopalratnam, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Milwaukee Bucks and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation; and Jon Greenberg, the President of the Milwaukee Admirals, also serve on the Board of Directors.

Left to right: Board members Gabrielle Dow, Arvind Gopalratnam and Jon Greenberg

Stachowiak is excited to bring her sports knowledge and expertise to the table to help Special Olympics Wisconsin improve the lives of its 9,000+ athletes through sports. “It’s a great privilege to join the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin,” Stachowiak said. “I look forward to supporting the mission to continue to create inclusive communities and positive lifelong experiences for the thousands of athletes embraced by the devoted Special Olympics community.”

“I firmly believe athletics should be accessible to all members of our community and I’m excited to see the impact our pro sports teams can have collaboratively in the coming years in support of advancing the mission of Special Olympics.” – Arvind Gopalratnam

As the premier sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities, the relationship between Special Olympics Wisconsin and professional sports teams is an important one. It’s important not only because of the common thread of sports but also because of professional sports teams’ commitment to inclusion in their communities.

“I firmly believe athletics should be accessible to all members of our community and I’m excited to see the impact our pro sports teams can have collaboratively in the coming years in support of advancing the mission of Special Olympics,” Gopalratnam said.

We’re excited to have Stachowiak join us and some of her fellow leaders in Wisconsin’s esteemed pro sports in the Inclusion Revolution. We consider ourselves truly lucky to have such accomplished leaders in the professional sports industry serve on our Board of Directors and help us improve the lives of our athletes and pave the way for a more inclusive society for all.


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