As he turns 100, a longtime SOWI volunteer reflects on almost 50 years of Special Olympics

August 31, 2017 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics has touched the lives of millions of people across the world since those first fateful Games organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Chicago in 1968 – an historic moment that will be commemorated next year as the movement...


Introducing My SOWI Story: A new way to share your stories with the Special Olympics Wisconsin community

August 31, 2017 Blog

With over 10,000 athletes across Wisconsin and thousands of volunteers, SOWI folks have lots of stories to tell – and we want to help you tell them! To that end, we are pleased to announce a fun new way to...


SOWI athlete’s healthy choices pay off in multiple ways

August 31, 2017 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete Heather Binkowski of Schofield is a bubbly, fun-loving people person who adores everybody. But, as is unfortunately still the case with far too many SOWI athletes, she was bullied in school as a child. And, as is unfortunately...


Run with the Cops kicks off fall runs with excitement across the state

August 31, 2017 Blog, Events

Now in its 5th year, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Run with the Cops brings athletes, law enforcement and fans of all ages together for a fun-filled evening 5K and walk. What began as an outside-the-box idea brought back from a Law Enforcement...


SOWI to serve as community partner for film in next month’s Milwaukee Film Festival

August 30, 2017 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin is excited to share that we will be serving as a community partner for the critically-acclaimed film Swim Team during the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival that will run September 28 to October 12. The documentary, directed and...


Wisconsin basketball star Brian Butch to hold Unified Basketball Camp

August 10, 2017 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and Unified partners are going to have a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most decorated basketball players in state history when Brian Butch holds his Unified Basketball Camp at Lawrence University in Appleton...


When in doubt, choose to include: Daina’s ESPYs diary

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

On July 12, 2017 Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was honored with the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2017 ESPYs. Former first lady Michelle Obama presented the award to Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, who accepted it on behalf...


After an already unforgettable year, SOWI athletes say “I Do”

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

When Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes Kyle Robinson and Katelynn Fulweber (now Robinson) said “I do” on Saturday, July 15 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, they participated in a beautiful sand ceremony during the wedding. For those...


Teeth can’t tell time: Dr. Robb gives athletes a smile

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

When Dr. Robb Warren of Warren Family Dental in Madison learned that the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) would not be holding a Mission of Mercy in 2017, he knew he had to do something. The Mission of Mercy had been...


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