MADISON, WI – Aug. 3, 2022– The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter is pleased to announce that the Sportscasters Against Alzheimer’s team is returning for a second year to support the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The team, made up of Wisconsin sportscasters who have been personally impacted by Alzheimer’s, is designed to be an awareness campaign to reach a more elusive Alzheimer’s audience – primarily males in their 20’s-40’s.
Matt Lepay, voice of Wisconsin Badgers and Paul Braun, former voice of Badger’s men’s hockey are Honorary Walk Co-Chairs for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and created the team to encourage Wisconsinites to get involved. Lepay lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease in 2017, after a five-year battle. Braun’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 59 and lost her battle in 2015. Having lost close family members, both sportscasters want to shine a light on the disease that more than 120,000 Wisconsinites are living with.
The team, made up of all-star broadcasters, includes:
- Craig Coshun – Bally Sports Wisconsin – lost his mother to Alzheimer’s
- Aaron Sims – Play-by-play announcer, Milwaukee Admirals – lost his grandfather to Alzheimer’s
- Jeff Levering – Milwaukee Brewers – lost grandfather and uncle to Alzheimer’s and aunt currently living with the disease
- Steve “The Homer” True – ESPN Milwaukee
- Bob Bradovich – WQOW 18 Eau Claire – lost his mother and two aunts to Alzheimer’s
- Stephanie Sutton – WISN 12 News sports anchor – extended family impacted by Alzheimer’s
- Bill Jartz – Green Bay, WBAY News Anchor & The Voice of Lambeau Field on game day – Bill’s wife has a grandfather, 2 uncles and an aunt who have or passed away from or are living with Alzheimer’s.
- Darrel Burnett, Green Bay, Former Network Sportscaster – lost his cousin to Alzheimer’s