NextHome Priority Cares – Special Olympics
One of the many things we are passionate about over here at 20 Park Ridge Drive, is volunteering and participating in community events. Recently, a group of our agents had the honor of assisting at the Special Olympics Summer State Games Tournament in Stevens Point. This event has been hosted at UW-Stevens Point since 1979 and typically has approximately 1,500 athletes attend along with 500 coaches. Around 600 volunteers are required each year to make this event a success!
While we made up a small portion of those 600 volunteers, through assisting with gathering data on health and lifestyles of the athletes, our team members were able to engage with not only the Special Olympics athletes but their families as well and gain a greater understanding of what the day to day life looks like for these individuals. Tammie Cansler mentioned that “it is definitely a heart fulfilling event. Everyone was in it for the sake of the team. The athletes were very much looking to work together and were careful to not leave anyone out.” She was grateful to be able to attend, let alone volunteer in such a helpful position!
We are so lucky to host events like this in our community that bring various community members together. Kalee Zdroik “absolutely loved the joy, the energy and all the smiles that all the athletes had while interacting with them.” Her time volunteering flew by with how much fun she was having and she looks forward to doing this again in following years!
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