June Jefferson Award Winner: Jim Cappuccio

This month’s Jefferson Award winner is reluctant to accept the award, as many are.  In this case, former Onalaska School District physical education teacher Jim Cappuccio says what he does is part of his job.  That’s true, it is.  But those who know him say it’s what he does away from his job that makes his work special.

Jim was a driving force behind the Adaptive Sports League.  Without his leadership, resident Marlis O’Brien says her son may not have the opportunity to play on a real sports team.  Marlis’ son has special needs and she says Jim has made his life and her family’s life better because of all the extra work he does to help all families with special needs children.

While he worked in the school district, Jim worked primarily with students.  In his retirement, he’ll work with young adults who have graduated and older adults to make sure they’re included in activities many may take for granted.  



More News


La Crosse
Prairie Du Chien
Mid-week blues, as in sunny skies for Wednesday…

Mid-week blues, as in sunny skies for Wednesday…

Wednesday, high pressure regains control and brings sunshine back to the Coulee Region, though morning clouds will delay the return

Connect With WXOW
Top Stories

Motorcyclists, first responders bring Black River Falls firefighter home

Black River Falls, WI (WXOW) — It has been five days since the Black River Falls Fire Department announced the

UW-La Crosse Chancellor wants input to city parking change

A new city plan to charge for street parking near the UW-La Crosse has students concerned.

Reminder: Maple Leaf Parade rules and regulations

Over 100,000 people will gather Saturday morning to see the 56th Annual Maple Leaf Parade. But with large crowds come safety concerns.

Ground broken for Garden Terrace affordable housing project

The $10.2 million Garden Terrace will offer 50 units aimed at mixed income residents.

Onalaska School District sets referendum community forums

The School District of Onalaska has scheduled two community referendum presentations and listening sessions in October.

Scroll to top
Skip to content