From the desk of Yvonne Lewandowski, Executive Director:

A Season of Thanks - 

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to once again thank everyone who made 2020 a success!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Event Coordinators, Volunteers and Athletes who put their trust in the WSO and helped make our events run smoothly and safely.  Together, we worked to meet or exceed each facility’s or municipality’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols. 

We collectively had over 1,200 athletes, spectators, and volunteers at our games.  We knew our policies were rigid, but by adhering to our check-in screenings and safety protocols we achieved zero contact tracing back to any of our events.

A few updates regarding the 2020 Games:


Results:
All game results have been entered into FuseSport.  The NSGA has received our results and started the qualification process. Those athletes who qualified will receive a postcard with information on how to register.

A Wisconsin Athlete document will be added to the results section of our website.  This document highlights the Wisconsin Athletes and their respective placements.
 
If you have any questions regarding the NSGA games, registration, lodging or travel, please check the NSGA website at www.nsga.com for more information.
 
Athlete Shirts:
If you ordered a shirt and it did not arrive in time to be put in your Athlete Bag, shirts are ready to be picked up.  Please contact the WSO office by phone at: 414-755-1025 or via email at: yvonne@wiseniorolympics.com to make arrangements to receive your shirt.
 
If you did not order a 2020 WSO Athlete Shirt and are interested in ordering one, please send an email to info@wiseniorolympics.com with the subject line: WSO Shirt. 
 
Pricing for the shirts:
Sm to X-Large - $12.00
2X-Large - $13.25
3X-Large - $14.50
  
2020 Medals:
If you won a medal and were one of the athletes who did not receive one because we ran out at your game, please contact Yvonne in the office at: 414-755-1025 or email: yvonne@wiseniorolympics.com with the subject line: Medals
 
We have a limited number of medals to distribute and will get as many out as we can.  Unfortunately, we are out of gold medals and athletes who won the gold, will receive their medal at the 2021 Games. 

We have found a company who can produce our medals in the USA.  We are currently working with them and will keep you up to date on our progress.
 
Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner Ceremony:
The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner Ceremony (HOF) has been moved to 2021. The Hall of Fame and Marketing Committees are working together with the Bavarian Bierhaus on selecting a date.
 
Additional communications regarding the new date will be sent out early next year.  In the meantime, if you happen to be looking for a place to dine or pick up dinner in the Glendale area, we encourage you to consider the Bavarian Bierhaus and help support them during this time.  You can find their hours, daily specials, online ordering and events on their website at www.thebavarianbierhaus.com

Thinking Ahead to 2021

It is never too late to start training for next year.  If you have not had an opportunity to watch Take Charge and Win - Your Path to Victory and the Gold Medal the link is below along with all the documents you need to get yourself ready to claim the Gold in 2021!

Three Complimentary Handouts to Download

Gloria will reference these files. Please download and use them to create your laser focused goal as you begin your training for the 2021 WSO games.

Declare Your Focus

Five Steps to Take Charge & Win

Your Victory

Take Charge and Win - Your Path to Victory and the Gold Medal in the Wisconsin Senior Olympics!

~ Lets Claim our Victory Together ~

 


WSO Operations

The WSO operates strictly on the financial support of our Athletes, Donors and Sponsors.  We do not receive any federal, county or city funding.  For the past 40 years, you have helped build the WSO to what it is today.  Your support helps us reach more athletes, provide affordable registration fees, and makes a positive impact on adults, encouraging them to stay motivated and committed to living a healthy and active life.

Your financial help is always welcome.  Last season we provided eight scholarships to individuals who may have not otherwise been able to participate in the 2019 events.  There are may non-profits you may choose to donate to, and we are humbled you choose to support the WSO!