Contact: Anna Strand
MADISON, Wis. – Year-round training and athletic competition for Wisconsin children and adults with intellectual disabilities received a boost recently from CUNA Mutual Group.
CUNA Mutual Group and its investment advisor affiliate, CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., have contributed $5,000 to Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI). The money will support programming in sports training and competition for nearly 10,000 athletes statewide.
The Special Olympics Wisconsin fundraising initiative occurred at CUNA Mutual Group’s President’s Council in Switzerland. President’s Council annually recognizes the company’s top performers. Guests and spouses of President’s Council attendees raised the money as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Project held each year at President’s Council. Another $3,000 was contributed to the Switzerland Special Olympics program.
“We are honored to have supported Special Olympics in this way,” said Jim Power, EVP, Chief Products Officer of CUNA Mutual Group. “Helping someone with special needs is close to the hearts of many of our employees and aligns with CUNA Mutual’s commitment to those in our communities.”
Special Olympics Wisconsin President & CEO Dennis Alldridge commented, “Special Olympics Wisconsin is grateful for the support of CUNA Mutual, which will go to provide sports training and competition for our athletes. CUNA Mutual does tremendous work in the Madison community and we look forward to growing our partnership with CUNA Mutual and their employees to further our mission in the local area.”
About Special Olympics Wisconsin
SOWI is a statewide organization that unleashes the transformative power and joy of sports everyday around the world. Through work in sports, health, education, and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance, and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. With the support of coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics Wisconsin is able to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in 17 Olympic-type sports for nearly 10,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org.
About CUNA Mutual Group
CUNA Mutual Group insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. With more than 75 years of true market commitment, CUNA Mutual Group’s vision is unwavering: To be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence through customer-focused products and market-driven insight. More information on the company is available on the company’s website at www.cunamutual.com.