Lisa Elsener

2025 Torino World Winter Games Nominated Athlete for Alpine Skiing

Lisa of Prairie Village is a proud member of the JCPRD Stormin’ Rangers and has been a Special Olympics athlete for 42 years. During those 42 years, Lisa has practiced swimming, figure skating, skiing, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, bowling, golf, speed skating, bocce, and track and field.

Special Olympics has given Lisa the ability to break out of her comfort zone. “It keeps me active,” says Lisa. “It gave me confidence to try new things and meet challenges.”

Lisa is no stranger to competition. In 1983, she competed in Special Olympics World Summer Games for swimming in Baton Rouge. In 1989 Lisa participated in figure skating at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Lake Tahoe, and speed skating in Alaska in 1999. In 1990, Lisa was inducted into the Special Olympics Kansas Hall of Fame.

Lisa is most excited about skiing her absolute best in the 2025 Special Olympics World Winter Games, exploring the city of Torino, and meeting awesome new people in Italy. When asked with Lisa is proud of, she responds “how hard I always works when I want to succeed at something.”

Wish Lisa Elsener good luck in her journey to the 2025 Torino World Winter Games and consider donating to her fundraising campaign to help support her on her way to Italy!