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Law Enforcement, Special Olympics team up for memorable day

Even though parts of their annual rite of summer were canceled again, you can bet Kewaunee County law enforcement personnel were not going to forget about the area’s Special Olympians. For years, law enforcement has ridden bicycles as a part of the Torch Run from Green Bay to Stevens Point to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin and to kick off the annual statewide games. For the second year in a row, those plans had to be canceled. Rather than wait another year, members of the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and the police departments of Kewaunee, Luxemburg, and Algoma teamed up on Saturday for a special day celebrating the achievements of their local Special Olympians. The group biked from Blahnik Park in Algoma to Bruemmer Park in Kewaunee where they were greeted with lunch and a few games of cornhole. The Special Olympians were also rewarded their ribbons from their track meet held earlier this year. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says it is important for local law enforcement to continue to show their support for the athletes.

While he hopes things get back to normal for next year’s state track meet for Special Olympics, Joski says the goal is to continue this local event for years to come.

 

Picture courtesy of Matt Joski

 

 

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