Get FREE Shipping on all orders $50 or more. Use code 50FREESHIP at checkout!

Wildway Volunteers at Special Olympics Summer Games

May 08, 2019

Wildway Volunteers at Special Olympics Summer Games

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

That is the motto of Special Olympics, and that is the oath of every inspiring athlete that competes in this incredible organization. Wildway got to see the power of that mantra first-hand as we volunteered at the SOTX Summer Games 2019 this past weekend and we are forever changed for the better because of it.

This year marks the 50th year of the Special Olympics Summer Games Competition, and this year Wildway got to be a part of it. Hosted at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX, this event was a front-door opportunity to be around thousands of amazing athletes and their supporters that we could not pass up. Especially, since 100% of the profits from our Summer We Rise flavor (COMING SOON) will be dedicated to the Special Olympics organization. Wildway has always believed in this cause and we were honored to finally have a chance to support it in an even bigger way. So, when that Saturday morning of Summer Games arrived, our team was eager and excited to be in on the fun.

Wildway volunteered at the Track & Field events, which included everything from Long Jump and Shotput to the 100 Meter Dash and 800 Meter Relay. We were lucky enough to not only provide lots of our grain-free granola to fuel everyone, but also be on the field aiding in the competition and interacting with the athletes. Wildway Founders Kyle and Kelli even got the privilege of placing medals on a few of the winners.

“So fun. It was one of those experiences that makes you forget the other issues in your life and remember what’s truly important. I’ve never smiled so much in a day.” – Kelli Koehler

Team Wildway has yet to stop smiling after those two days and we are still so stirred by all the admirable people involved in Special Olympics- from the athletes and their families to the organizers and coordinators of remarkable events like this one. It was a weekend full of cheers and champions, hugs and high fives, and an infectious sense of encouragement that warmed our hearts and touched our souls.

As we launch our We Rise product line, we are so excited to continue our contribution to the Special Olympics and their efforts to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. We all have the power to make a difference, but when we rise together, anything is possible.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Journal

MS150 Hacks: 5 Insider Tips to Biking 150 Miles
MS150 Hacks: 5 Insider Tips to Biking 150 Miles

May 21, 2019

There are some things that only a veteran of the MS150 would know. Wildway is here to let you in on those little secrets. Check out these MS150 hacks and you'll crush those miles like a seasoned pro.

Continue Reading

Celebrate Mother's Day the Wildway
Celebrate Mother's Day the Wildway

May 10, 2019

Mother's Day is the special day that we get to recognize the inspiring women in our lives. So, do it right! Wildway has 5 ways for you to take full advantage of this opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation for all the moms out there. Read how to celebrate Mother's Day the Wildway.

Continue Reading

Riding the BP MS 150: The Difference Between Year 1 & Year 2
Riding the BP MS 150: The Difference Between Year 1 & Year 2

May 07, 2019

Wildway Co-Founder Kelli muses on the difference between year one and year two of riding 150+ miles on a bike from Houston to Austin for the BP MS 150. Here's a hint: it's all in the mind...

Continue Reading