Friday, April 19, 2013
Local law enforcement officers will be serving lunch on Monday at Texas Roadhouse. Tips will be donated to the Special Olympics.
Want a free lunch from Texas Roadhouse? Local law enforcement officers will be at the Waukesha restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday serving up free pulled pork sandwiches, applesauce, French fries and soda. Tips given to the police officers will be donated to Special Olympics athletes.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Waukesha police and fire battled out the ultimate rematch during Friday's third annual Police and Fire Basketball Challenge.
The Waukesha Police Department is now 2-1 in the basketball matchups against the Waukesha Fire Department. The Waukesha police officers – with Police Chief Russell Jack making his debut – defeated the Waukesha firefighters 62-60 in the third annual Police and Fire Basketball Challenge. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Waukesha Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Camp Timberlee's burn victim camp and the Special Olympics of Wisconsin.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes — including many from Waukesha — took part Saturday in the organization's annual Southern State Fall Sports Tournament.
Special Olympics athletes from throughout southern Wisconsin — including many from Waukesha — took part in a friendly but spirited bowling competition Saturday at the AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa. The event was part of the organization's Southern Fall Sports Tournament that drew more than 550 athletes, nearly 200 coaches and 300 volunteers. Athletes also took part in a volleyball tournament at the Center Court Complex in Waukesha. Organizers say the fall tournament is just one example of how athletes further Special Olympics' mission to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families and others.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
When it comes to making arrests, scaling down skyscrapers or jumping into freezing water, this Waukesha police officer is not shy.
Niki Nelson is no stranger to adventure. Whether it’s arresting domestic abuse suspects, responding to high-risk calls or scaling down a Milwaukee skyscraper, Nelson’s been in the middle of it. Her next big adventure, though? “I do not want to do the Polar Plunge because I do not want to jump into the freezing water,” said Nelson with a laugh. Despite the cold and frigid temperatures that are sure to come during the event, Nelson’s still helping out the Special Olympic athletes during the fundraiser and plans to leap into the frigid water. Nelson, a 14-year veteran with the Waukesha Police Department, has been active in promoting Special Olympics during her entire policing career. Nelson was honored earlier this year by the organization …