Milwaukee Recreation and the family of Sue Miller will coordinate the Second Annual Sue Miller Memorial Track & Field Meet for students in the Milwaukee Public Schools’ Adaptive Athletics programs. The event will be held at Marquette University’s Valley Fields, 1818 W. Canal Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Media representatives are invited to attend.
“Sue Miller was a beloved MPS nurse for nine years and was passionate about providing nursing services for MPS students with disabilities,” says MPS Recreation Coordinator Annie McGinnity. “Sue was instrumental in providing care for athletes with medical needs during MPS Adaptive Athletics events. This gave them the opportunity to compete with their peers despite needing medical services. Sue lost her battle with ovarian cancer in May of 2010 and is missed greatly by her family, colleagues, and all of the students she cared for.”
Thursday’s event is specifically tailored for MPS athletes between the ages of 6 and 21 who have orthopedic impairments. A total of 192 athletes will compete.
Milwaukee Recreation is a department of Milwaukee Public Schools, established in 1911 to provide the entire community with affordable and enriching recreational activities.