Sunday, May 5, 2013
Beginning with a 7:30 torch run, competition for the Region 8 Special Olympics centered on Muskego High School's track on Saturday.
The brightening weather seemed to match the spirit of the athletes on Saturday, as the region 8 competition for Special Olympics Wisconsin returned to Muskego High School. This is the second year that the events were held in Muskego, and this year a torch run to open the ceremonies was added. Hundreds of athletes and their families competed to go on to the state competition this summer. If you were a part of the events, either as a coach, parent or supporter, please feel free to add your photos and video to the gallery.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Regional track and field competition returns on Saturday, May 4 to Muskego High School, and will include a torch run along Muskego roads to open the ceremonies.
The streets of Muskego will feature some great athletic talent and spirit in the morning hours of Satuday, May 4 as the Special Olympics region 8 competition will return for a second year in a row. The torch run will begin at the Muskego Police Department and City Hall complex and head north on Racine Avenue, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners will then turn west on Janesville Road to Woods Road, near the county park, and take Woods to Muskego High School. The event draws hundreds of athletes, their families and coaches and the public is urged to come out and cheer on the athletes for the run as well as all of the track and field events, which start around 8 a.m. For the torch run, which will kick off the opening ceremonies, Muskego Police …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A day-long series of events will be held at Muskego High School for a second consecutive year, and you're asked to take part in cheering on the Special Olympics athletes.
Special Olympics Wisconsin Greater Milwaukee Region 8 announced that they will host their hometown games on May 4 at Muskego High School. This is the second consecutive year that Muskego is serving as a "host city" for the event, which draws hundreds of athletes in from throughout the region. As conducted last year, this is a sporting event including track and field events as well as soccer, and is one of many throughout the state, which has a total of eight regions. The public is encouraged to come out and attend the events, which kick off with Opening Ceremonies at 8 a.m. and the competition will running from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. "Even for the community to just come out and cheer on the athletes like they would a high school event ... means …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A cold wet afternoon was shared by everyone, not just those who donned goofy costumes to plunge into the waters at Muskego Park during the fundraiser for Special Olympics.
It was raining, it was pouring, but all that aside, it was still the oddest display of costumed participants who braved the elements to take part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Muskego Park was again the setting, and hundreds huddled in tents to stay dry or warm up after carefully treading over the ice on the park's swimming area. Most jumped on a three-count, holding hands for added courage, but came up generally screaming from the bracing cold of the water. Waiting firemen were also in the cut-out hole on the ice, and said the gear they had on kept them dry and warm. The event raised more than $60,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin, provides people with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Whatever your preferred form of entering the icy waters at Muskego County Park, it's for Special Olympics, and a lot of fun to boot. Here are the details to be a plunger or a chicken on Feb. 10.
Muskego County Park will again be the site of hundreds of crazily-clad 'plungers' who will risk their comfort (and perhaps their dignity) for a great cause as they dive into the park's pond. The 2013 Polar Plunge will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI). Plungers consist of individuals and teams of people with a warm heart and a bit of a tough skin. If you can't imagine yourself leaving dry ground, you can still register as 'Too Chicken to Plunge' and you can raise pledges, earn incentives, and stay dry. Last year, just over 400 individuals participated in the Muskego Polar Plunge, raising more than $110,000 for SOWI. Muskego was also host for the first time for Special Olympics regional competition in…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A first-ever hosting for the regional competition, organizers hope to repeat the event for many years to come as athletes and fans enthusiastically participate with hopes of going onto state competition in June.
The Division 8 competition for Special Olympics of Wisconsin was held for the first time at Muskego High School on Saturday. Rich Raney, head track coach for the women's team at MHS said students have volunteered for the event in past years, when it was held at Nicolet High School, but said he was thrilled to have it come to his 'home field' and hoped it would be the start of a long run. "Our athletes have helped in the past, and we'd love this to be the start of a great partnership with Special Olympics," Raney said. "We have more than 100 student volunteers here, and it's a great experience for them as well." Sidny Harker, Regional Director of Sports for Special Olympics Wisconsin, said "there are more than 570 athletes participating in …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Food drive and fundraiser are hoped to help out food pantry, PTO; in the meantime, their principal is also hoping to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
(Editor's note: Quin, our student journalist at Muskego Elementary has provided Patch with an update on their efforts to help address the problem of hunger. We'd love to hear from all of our schools to stay up on what great things they are up to!) Food Drive Update: So far we have counted around 700 items. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 the scouts will be going to the food pantry to deliver the food items Muskego Elementary donated. Thank you to all the Muskego Elementary families that participated! Make a Difference Monday at Quaker Steak and Lube Muskego Elementary is also holding a fundraiser with Quaker Steak and Lube, just up the road in New Berlin. Come eat at Quaker Steak and Lube on Monday, Jan. 30 and support Muskego Elementary PTO! 5% …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Special Olympics hopes we're 'Freezin for a Reason' and take part in the Polar Plunge at Muskego County Park
With unseasonably mild temperatures marking much of this winter, more participants may be likely to do the unthinkable and leap off the dock at Muskego County Park on Feb. 12. The annual Polar Plunge to benefit Wisconsin Special Olympics will be held again, along with much fanfare, music, and mercifully - a hot tub. There are two ways to participate, so even those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land can support Special Olympics Wisconsin and be a part of all the fun! Event participants can register to take the Plunge or sign up as "Too Chicken to Plunge". "Chickens" can still raise donations and join a team. They will even get their own t-shirt proclaiming "I was Too Chicken to Plunge". The Muskego Polar Plunge offers a day of fun …