The 2017 Truck Convoy showcases the vital partnership between law enforcement and the trucking community

September 28, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

The Truck Convoy means so much to so many people. It means a great deal to the 10,000+ athletes who benefit from the money raised – a record-shattering amount raised in the 2017 Truck Convoy held on September 16 that is...


SOWI athlete achieves dream of being a published author

September 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

Have you ever wished you were someone else? That’s the thought-provoking question posed in the title of the new book by SOWI athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee. The title was taken from the first line of the book, where...


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...


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...


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...


Martha Hill and Roy Pirrung: The Hall of Fame Duo

July 14, 2017 Blog, Featured

When SOWI athlete Martha Hill was inducted into the Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 State Summer Games on June 8, she was joining good company. But she wasn’t just joining fellow 2017...


These folks are ready for the Summer Games – are you?

May 30, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

This year’s State Summer Games are going to be pretty epic. There will be 1,377 athletes, over 1,000 coaches and volunteers, and countless families and supporters descending on the UW-Stevens Point campus for SOWI’s largest annual sports event from June...


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