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Wal-Mart donating to Special Olympics
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MADISON - Wal-Mart is donating $75,000 to Special Olympics Wisconsin to help provide training and competition for 10,000 Wisconsin athletes with cognitive disabilities each year.

"Wal-Mart has shown that it isn't just a supporter of Special Olympics Wisconsin. It's a national supporter of this incredibly valuable organization that provides a healthy, added dimension to the lives of people with cognitive disabilities. This is a big contribution that will help us serve these athletes on and off the playing field," said Special Olympics Wisconsin President Dennis Alldridge.

Special Olympics Wisconsin not only allows its 10,000 athletes to train and compete in 18 different year-round sports, but also provides the Healthy Athletes Program as athletes frequently have medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes at earlier stages of life. This initiative allows athletes to receive free basic screenings, education and referrals for follow-up care while providing education and referrals for follow-up care.

"Wal-Mart is committed to Special Olympics because it is an organization that truly helps members of our communities live better lives," Lisa Nelson, head of public affairs for Wal-Mart in Wisconsin, said. Nationwide, Wal-Mart has contributed more than $1 million to Special Olympics.

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