Health & Wellness

“Playing basketball was a really good thing for me.”

UW-Whitewater started its adaptive sports program in 1973, invested in building a wheelchair basketball program, and has been dominant in the sport ever since. At the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics, five of the athletes on the U.S. gold medal-winning men’s wheelchair basketball team were UW-Whitewater alumni. The assistant coach for the Paralympic team is the coach …

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Jake Williams | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Finding Peace and Strength in the Northwoods

James Edward Mills of The Joy Trip Project worked with the National Forest Foundation to create The Black Men Northwoods Retreat. Below are stories from four of the men that were part of the trip to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Photos takes by James Edward Mills I’m the world’s first African American diabetic to complete …

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Black Men Northwoods Retreat

“I’m a firm believer that one never stops learning.”

I love Wisconsin. I live in Bloomer and we’re in close proximity to so many attractive locations—just under two hours away from the Twin Cities, two hours from Superior and just under three hours from a ferry boat landing in Bayfield. You can’t beat the view and get the beautiful seasons anywhere else. Photos by …

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Bill Hable | Bloomer, WI