By Tim Kowols
Members of the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department spent a portion of their weekend riding their bikes for a good cause. Approximately twelve members of the department rode to Stevens Point for the Torch Ride for Special Olympics Wisconsin, which held its summer games over the weekend. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski made the 80-mile trek despite a strong headwind, but hopes the local Special Olympians from the area appreciated seeing familiar faces supporting them.
The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department raised over $2,000 to support the organization through T-shirt sales and other fundraisers. The Kewaunee County Special Olympics team captured medals in several different categories including the softball throw, turbo javelin, shotput, and 25-meter wheelchair race.