The Eco-friendly Bay Packers joined Exclusive Olympics Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Admirals to announce OUR TEAM—a initial-of-its-kind initiative to celebrate inclusion throughout sport—at a press convention Wednesday, April 6, at Fiserv Forum. Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins attended the press convention to help the initiative.
OUR Crew is created to showcase the programming Specific Olympics Wisconsin currently helps make available to statewide athletes with intellectual disabilities and, as a result of recognition and fundraising initiatives involved with the new initiative, celebrate athletes of all skills in all sports activities in communities throughout Wisconsin.
“Nowadays we are leveling the actively playing industry for all athletes and sports activities admirers in our state,” Unique Olympics Wisconsin Interim President & CEO Don Wigington reported. “OUR Team signifies the possibility to perform the game, to be a component of a crew, to encounter the thrill of victory, to celebrate the spirit of levels of competition. With each other, with aid from our unbelievable OUR Group associates, we will type a collective voice to endorse the ideas of inclusion, variety, and fairness.”
Wigington, CFO at Kid’s Wisconsin and SOWI Board Chair Marc Cadieux, SOWI athlete Cindy Bentley, and Jenkins tackled the audience of just about 50 in the atrium of Fiserv Forum—home of the Environment Winner Milwaukee Bucks. Associates from the four skilled sports activities businesses have been also in attendance, as have been mascots Bernie Brewer, Bango, and Roscoe.
“We are extremely lucky to have the Bucks, Brewers, Admirals, and Packers represented on the Unique Olympics Wisconsin Board of Administrators,” Cadieux said. “Exclusive Olympics Wisconsin is the authority of inclusion. By eradicating boundaries and delivering inclusive opportunity, Unique Olympics Wisconsin brings visibility to sports activities for all people in Wisconsin, irrespective of skill or disability. OUR Crew amplifies that mission.”
“All through my athletics journey, from growing up in Mississippi to remaining drafted by the Packers, I’ve been fortunate to have the assistance of lots of teammates, mentors and coaches alongside the way,” claimed Jenkins. “Remaining involved in sporting activities can instruct you so considerably about existence and currently being component of a team offers so numerous useful lessons that can be used off the area, far too. OUR Group will provide visibility to the principles of inclusion, variety and fairness on and off the enjoying field in Wisconsin. I am satisfied to aid share the mission of Specific Olympics Wisconsin.”