Nearly 300 snow shoe racers, skiers, and snowboarders gathered in Wausau from January 28-29 to compete at the 2012 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Winter Games. To kick off the weekend, special guest Senator Pam Galloway shot the starter pistol to officially declare the games open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Nine Mile Forest. Approximately 100 coaches, 200 volunteers, and 400 spectators enjoyed temperatures in the 20’s, a nice change from the frigid weather of past years, while they cheered for the athletes from the sidelines.
On Saturday, December 3rd, more than 900 athletes, 350 coaches, and 250 volunteers converged in Wausau and Milwaukee to participate in bowling and volleyball competitions at the 33rd annual Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Fall Sports Tournament.
The Wisconsin Wolves left the 2011 National Softball Invitational Tournament with silver medals around their necks and beaming smiles on their faces! The tournament, sponsored by the Moose International, took place on August 26-28, 2011 in Elgin, Illinois. The Wisconsin Wolves competed against 28 teams from across the nation and Canada. Team Wisconsin placed in Division 1 along with teams from Illinois, Michigan, and Ontario.
On Saturday, December 3rd, more than 850 athletes, 350 coaches, and 250 volunteers will converge in Wausau and Milwaukee to participate in bowling and volleyball competitions at the 33rd annual Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Fall Sports Tournament.
Nearly 1,000 athletes, 300 coaches, and 200 volunteers gathered under sunny skies to play softball, tee ball, bocce, golf, and tennis at the 19th Annual Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament on August 6-7, 2011.
Nearly 1,000 athletes athletes will compete in softball, tee ball, bocce, golf, and tennis at the 2011 Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th in Eau Claire.
After months and months of preparation, practice, and patience, the 2011 World Summer Games is in plain sight, as Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes Rebecca Stelpflug and Christopher Mark will board a plane to Greece this coming weekend accompanied by Wisconsin's Team USA coaches Bonnie Kahn, Deb Moore-Gruenloh, and Steve Muerett.
Athletes were the center of attention at the 2011 Summer Games, but fans stuck it out through the cold and rainy weather to cheer them on. Special Olympics Wisconsin staff searched the stands during competition on Friday for Ultimate Fans and there were many great nominees.
More than 1,700 athletes took part in the State Summer Games, the largest statewide Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) event, at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. During the event, athletes competed in powerlifting, aquatics, athletics and soccer.
Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) welcomes nearly 1,700 athletes to the State Summer Games in Stevens Point! Join us at the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Colman Track to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOWI.