The Cromwell Radio Group of Mattoon has been named the 2016 Special Olympics Illinois’ Outstanding Media of the Year Award. The Cromwell Radio Group received the award at a reception June 10 before the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games Opening Ceremony at Illinois State University in Normal.
The Outstanding Media Award recognizes an individual or organization that has helped communicate and/or promote Special Olympics Illinois and the achievements of its athletes, coaches and volunteers locally, Area or statewide through news features and/or other presentations.
Cromwell Radio Group includes 104.3 The Party, 92.1 The Axe and 101.3 WMCI and has been a supporter of Special Olympics Illinois for several years. Within the past five years, the group has become a $3,000 Polar Plunge media sponsor and has a team of 104.3 DJs, staff and listeners come out to participate in the Plunge each year. This year, they raised almost $5,000 for Special Olympics Illinois.
Cromwell Radio Group also provides support by offering radio interviews about upcoming local events. They have encouraged athletes to record public service announcements, and share weekly information about Special Olympics Illinois East Central Area 9 on 104.3 The Party’s website, Facebook and the community calendar.
Cromwell Radio Group is also involved in LETR Lake Sara Dam Run, Area 9 Spring Games, Special Olympics Family Festival, Northern Area 9 Bocce Day, Cardinals Care day for Special Olympics athletes, and Taste of Something Special.