For years, Wisconsin football, basketball and hockey fans have listened to Matt Lepay and Paul Braun on the radio and TV, giving play-by-play of Badger sports.

Now, the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter will be teaming up with well-known Wisconsin Badgers sportscasters Lepay and Braun to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. 

Lepay and Braun will serve as honorary walk co-chairs to raise awareness and funds.

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.

?“This disease takes a devastating toll on so many families,” says Lepay. “I want to do my part to help ?raise funds for research, care and support services that will positively impact other families as they navigate their personal journey with Alzheimer’s.”

“I was a caregiver for my wife for five years,” says Braun. “I understand the toll it can take and I want to make sure caregivers know that there are services to support them on this journey.”

Lepay is the current voice of Wisconsin Badgers sports doing play-by-play for Badgers’ football and basketball. In recent years, he has also broadcasted many televised Brewers games. 

For over 40 years, Braun was a recognizable voice in Wisconsin sports, doing play-by-play for the Badgers men’s hockey team. 

The sportscasters are encouraging everyone to join their team and donate $35 or more to take home a commemorative black #ENDALZ t-shirt. To join the team and donate, visit bit.ly/sportscasters.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Find out more at alz.org/walk.

Together, Wisconsin Badger sportscasters, fans and others can join the battle to end Alzheimer’s.