On a chilly day in May, Mega Co-op showed continued support of Special Olympics WI. In a follow up to Filling The Dreams the previous weekend, we spent some time at the Track and Field Event held locally at Chippewa Falls High School. The yearly event allows almost 300 Special Olympics athletes a chance to compete in a wide variety of events, from shot put and javelin to the long and high jump, to relay races for runners, walkers, and wheel chairs.
Many of the athletes went home with well-deserved awards and ribbons they earned in their respective events. The track and field meet is put on entirely by donations from different Special Olympics fundraisers, donations, and grants.