A food and wine tasting to celebrate the athletes in the Southwest Ohio region

(August 5, 2022) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – To mark fifty years of training individuals with intellectual disabilities in athletics, sportsmanship, and the true spirit of competition, Special Olympics Ohio is proud to host a celebration on Thursday, August 18th at Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill.

The Taste of Victory Celebration will feature a variety of gourmet appetizers and wine pairings highlighting local vendors. Guests will enjoy live jazz music from the Jeannine Groh Quartet, bid on exciting and one-of-a-kind silent auction items, and meet some of the inspiring Special Olympics Ohio athletes. Highlights of the evening include recognition of USA Games athletes and a presentation of awards to some of the organization’s most dedicated volunteers.

Special Olympics Ohio provides year-round athletic training and competition, health education and leadership programs for over 20,000 athletes across the state. The Southwest region, ranging from Adams County up to Logan County, serves over 4,500 athletes from ages 2 and up. By purchasing tickets, participants help provide opportunities for athletes at no cost to themselves while creating a greater sense of belonging for everyone in the community. Local sponsors for this event include Fifth Third Bank, Park National Bank, Bruce and Beth Hellman, and Taylor and Leanne Rosenfeld

Tickets to the event are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Purchase information, as well as donation and silent auction links, can be found at www.tasteofvictorysooh.org. Additionally, sponsorships are still available. Please reach out to Alison Bloomer, Southwest Ohio Director of Development, at abloomer@sooh.org

Location: Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Rd Cincinnati 45242

Date and Time: 8/18/22, 6pm-10pm


  • Live Jazz music from the Jeannine Groh Quartet
  • Silent Auction with items from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Victor’s Wines, Esther Price Chocolates, Kendra Scott Jewelers, and more.
  • Light bites from Cheesecakes by Ken, Tano Bistro, and Jeanette’s Delicacies
  • Recognition of athletes and volunteers of Special Olympics Southwest Ohio

About Special Olympics Ohio 

Special Olympics Ohio is advancing the global inclusion movement through sports, health education, and leadership programs that empower people with intellectual disabilities throughout Ohio. Through year-round sports training and competition in 20 Olympic-style sports, 20,000 athletes have the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a community where they belong.