How to Get Involved
Participating in Special Olympics is a great way to get fit, meet friends and enhance your life. Join the nearly 10,000 individuals in Wisconsin who are proud to consider themselves Special Olympics athletes.
- Become an athlete
- Sports offered
- Information for families and supporters
- More information for athletes
- Contact your Regional program
Special Olympics offers something for everyone
The Young Athletes Program introduces children, ages 2 - 7, both with and without intellectual disabilities, and their families to the world of Special Olympics.
Unified Sports® groups team up Special Olympics athletes with other athletes who are not in Special Olympics.
Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) provides physical benefits for athletes with lower levels of functionality.
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) provides leadership training and opportunities for athletes outside of sports.
To join Special Olympics Wisconsin, contact Jenn O'Brien at (800) 552-1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 10,166 volunteers help Special Olympics events and training happen each year in Wisconsin. Whether you only have a few hours or if you would like to play a key role in your community Special Olympics program, we need your help.
- Learn more about being a volunteer
- How to start a Special Olympics Program (Agency) in your community
- Contact your Regional program
- Internship opportunities
For more information, contact Jeanne Hrovat at (800) 552-1324 or e-mail email@example.com.
Special Olympics Wisconsin training and competition is made possible because of the generosity of countless individual and corporate donors. Some supporters are even willing to run long distances or jump in freezing cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics. There are many ways that you can help Special Olympics Athletes continue to reach for their dreams:
- Donate online with our secure credit card form
- Donate by mail
- Donate by phone: Call (800) 552-1324 or (608) 222-1324
- Raise funds through events like the Polar Plunge or Law Enforcement Torch Run
For more information on giving to Special Olympics Wisconsin, call (800) 552-1324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By becoming a corporate partner of Special Olympics Wisconsin, you can align your organization with one of the most recognized organizations in the world.
In the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, 81% of Americans surveyed said that they were more likely to buy a product or services that supported a cause.
Agency managers head up the more than 180 Agencies (or teams) of athletes around the state of Wisconsin. Each Agency manager has several hats to wear, but often utilizes many volunteers to assist them in managing their Agency. Learn More.
From skiing to swimming, to basketball or track & field, Special Olympics is an opportunity for families to share in the accomplishment of their children. Be part of a year-round sports training and competition program that the whole family can enjoy. Learn More.
Special Olympics Wisconsin has many unique fundraising events that not only raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin, but are a lot of fun. Some of our events include Polar Plunges, rappelling off tall buildings, riding motorcycles, golfing and much more. Learn More.
Special Olympics Wisconsin is comprised of seven regional offices. If you want to get involved at the grassroots level, contact your local office. Learn More.