Northern Access is a local agency of Special Olympics Wisconsin serving athletes with cognitive disabilities in the Great Lakes area of northern Wisconsin including, but not limited to, Conover, Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, Sayner and St. Germain, Wisconsin.
For more information, please contact Northern Access Special Olympic Agency Manager:
Way to go NASO athletes! Here are the results of the Hometown Games that took place in Merrill, WI on Saturday, May 10th:
Terrell Birchbauer- 2nd in 50 m run, 2nd in Javelin and 4th in the shot put.
Jamie Burton- 2nd in shot put and 5th in standing long jump.
Nikki Deditz- 4th in shot put and 2nd in standing long jump.
Amanda Farrow- 5th in shot put and 3rd in standing long jump.
Austin Kluever- 1st in 100 m wheelchair race and 1st in javelin.
Tom Maney- 4th in 50 m run and 1st in softball throw.
JoHanna Marley- 2nd in shot put and 5th in standing long jump.
Andrew McKay- 2nd in the shot put.
Andrew Mulleady- 1st in 50 M run, 2nd in softball throw, and 2nd in standing long jump.
Israel Samuelson- 5th in 100 M run, 4th in long jump and 1st in softball throw.
RJ Schmoll- 3rd in 50 M run, 3rd in softball throw, and 2nd in long jump.
Wyatt Smet- 3rd in javelin, 7th in shot put and 4th in standing long jump.
Amy Wieting- 4th in 50 M run, 5th in softball throw and 6th in standing long jump.
Alex Zdroik- 5th in 50 M run, 4th in shot put and 7th in standing long jump.
Gerald Zwolinski- 2nd in 50 M run, 3rd in shot put, and 3rd in standing long jump.
And....our VERY FIRST 4x100 M relay team comprised of JoHanna Marley, Nikki Deditz, Jamie Burton and Amanda Farrow took 4th against tough competition!
Excellent job Coach Clark, Coach Lou Deditz and all of the dedicated volunteers who work alongside these athletes week after week!
Special Olympics Wisconsin Cancels State Winter Games Competitions due to Extremely Cold Weather Conditions
Due to the extremely cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will cancel the State Winter Games snowshoe racing and cross-country skiing competitions at Nine Mile Forest and snowboarding and alpine skiing competitions at Granite Peak. SOWI will continue to host a dance for Agencies (teams) Saturday evening from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Wausau.
Meteorologists are forecasting temperatures ranging between approximately -15 to -20 (with wind chill) on Saturday and even colder on Sunday. Special Olympics Wisconsin staff and volunteers investigated every alternative means to hold the events, but were unable to identify a safe option.
Thank you athletes, coaches and volunteers for a fantasitc snowshoe season!
Pictured from top left to bottom right: Gerald Zwolinski, RJ Schmoll, Andy Mulleady, Alex Zdroik, Lou Clark, Terrell Birchbauer, Lou Deditz, Nikki Deditz, Jamie Burton, Shelby Zdroik, Hunter Foster, Jacob Stearns, and Coach Jone Davis.
Northern Access Special Olympics Agency is honored to share its mission and vision to provide meaningful sporting opportunities to individuals with cognitive disabilities within our communities. Without the support of our volunteers, athletes, families and financial contributors our vision would not be possible. As we enter a new year, we would like to formally thank all of those individuals who have supported our agency in 2013, including the following financial donors:
The Chris Allen Benefit The Country Store Danceworks Dance Studio Eagle River Speedway Horant's Garden Center, Inc. Cornerstone Custom Builders, Inc. Sayner Lions Club St. Germain Lions Club Trig's Food and Drug Vacationland Voices
Todd Budde Eddie Carter Lou Deditz Cody Droes Tom and Terry Ellis Allan Geiger Dolores Hunt Tom and Deb Obrodovich Bob Jacobs Ida Nemec Carl and Charlene Wussow
The Northern Access Special Olympics bowling team continues weekly practices. Eight athletes traveled to Eau Clarie on Saturday to complete in the Sectional bowling tournament.
Local athletes who participated and their placement in the competition included: Jamie Burton, eighth; Austin Kluever, first; David Marley, second; Johanna Marley, fourth; Robert Schmoll, fifth; Amy Wieting, 8th; Israel Samuelson, 3rd; and MichelleGauger, 2nd.
Those athletes who placed first, second or third in the Sectional tournament will advance advance to the state competition in Wausau on Saturday, December 7th. “All of the athletes did a great job and represented our agency very well. We are so grateful for the volunteers who support our athletes on competition days and every day", said Coach Lou Deditz.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (at least 8 years old) and adults with cognitive disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Concealed Carry Law & Schools Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law went into effect Nov. 1, 2011. No one, including a concealed-carry licensee, can carry a firearm on school grounds. This includes school buildings, athletic fields, recreation areas, and property owned, used or operated for school administration. For more information on the Concealed Carry Law, please visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/