The Images of Us Sports Award
IOU Sports honorees are chosen for their support of community programs and projects that enhance the lives of children and families, volunteer work on behalf of youth, and for personal qualities and achievements that make them role models for our youth. These individuals have continued to make outstanding contributions to society throughout their lives, and who exemplify IOU Sports motto of... Share • Educate • Empower


Keynote: Vicki Vannieuwenhoven , Vice President of Finance – Green Bay Packers.
“Participating in the IOU Sports Awards Program was such a unique and rewarding experience for me.  The accomplishments of IOU Sports are quite impressive and their enthusiasm is contagious.  It was a privilege to be involved with a group that has a mission we can all relate to and touches the lives of so many.  There is no doubt there are more good things to come because of the passion of those carrying out this mission.” - Vicki Vannieuwenhoven
2008 Award Recipients
 • Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton - Wisconsin Women Equals Prosperity
 • Jennifer Gryniewicz - Milwaukee Wave
 • Tami Whatley - Volunteer of the Year

Keynote: Margaret Stender, President and CEO WNBA Chicago Sky

2006 Award Recipients
• Andy and Jeanelle Memmel - Founders of M&M Gymnastics, (Parents of USA World Class Gymnast,  Chellsie Memmel)
• Kareeda Chones - Account Executive Corporate Sales, NBA Milwaukee Bucks
• Lifetime Achievement: Judy Sweet - Former NCAA Vice President of Championships and Educational Services.


Keynote: Tamika Catchings, WNBA Standout & Founder of Catch the Stars Foundation 
2005 Award Recipients
• Joanie Smith - Milwaukee Does Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL)
• Mildred Leigh-Gold - Breast/Cervical Cancer Awareness Program
• Dr. Anne Hoch, OD - Froedtert & Medical College of WI Women’s Sports Medicine Program

Keynote: Robin Roberts, Anchor for Good Morning America

2003 Award Recipients
• Faith Colas - Milwaukee Courier Newspaper
• Jessie Garcia -WTMJ TV 4
• Lori Nickel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Sharon Patterson - MPTV 10/ Black Nuevo
• Lifetime Achievement: Mattibelle Woods- Milwaukee Courier