Here is the Special Olympics Red Cedar team. Submitted photo
Here is the Special Olympics Red Cedar team. Submitted photo

Submitted by Roxi Wakeen, co-coordinator

BALDWIN, WI -- The Seventh Annual Special Olympics Basketball tournament is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019!  The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 9:45 in the West Gym at B-W High School. Games start on the hour in the four gyms between Greenfield and the high school.  

The tournament has gained momentum over the years as we have a huge commitment from both Baldwin-Woodville and St. Croix Central schools.    What started out as a small fun tournament with eight teams has now grown into twenty-eight teams registering for the event. Over 125 faculty, students, alumni, and now relatives and friends have been inspired to volunteer for the event.  The amazing ideas that have been suggested by these volunteers have helped the event grow and be even more user friendly. It is so exciting to see students with this level of commitment.

“It is definitely heartwarming and inspiring to see so many people come back year after year to work, cheer, and support each other in this wonderful event. The tournament is really a community partnership.  So many local businesses (Nilssen’s, St. Croix Electric Coop, WESTconsin Credit Union, Kwik Trip, Crestview Family Dental, and McDonald’s) and the Baldwin Woodville Area Community Foundation have come forward to feed and support us in making this a really awesome event. I am proud of what our schools have promoted,” says Roxi Wakeen, co-coordinator of the event.  “We couldn’t do it without Jen Nickowski’s expertise in scheduling. She has really made this a smooth-running day.”

Please join us for some games, some lunch, some fun.  We need your voices joined together in support of our special Special Olympics event.  See you on Sunday the 27th.