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

May 30, 2017 4:37pm

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...


10 fun facts to get you pumped and prepared for the State Summer Games

May 30, 2017 4:36pm

With the State Summer Games about to kick off, here are a few fun – maybe even essential – things to know before making your way to UW-Stevens Point for the biggest sports event of the year In 2017 SOWI...


Dr. Kellye Knueppel opens eyes in Wisconsin and abroad

May 30, 2017 4:36pm

When developmental optometrist Dr. Kellye Knueppel was recruited to become Clinical Director for the Opening Eyes program with Special Olympics Wisconsin, little did she know the position would turn her into a globetrotter who would be sent to help athletes...


SOWI athlete’s dedication to Healthy Athletes pays off in more ways than one

May 30, 2017 4:34pm

SOWI athlete Alex Myers and his mom Maria made sure to get to UW-Oshkosh extra early this year for the Indoor Sports Tournament. But it wasn’t because Alex was playing in the tournament. Alex and his mom were there for...


“You have a voice and you can use that voice to be heard”

May 30, 2017 4:33pm

Students from Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Columbus High, Madison East High and Mukwonago High came together last month for a public speaking workshop to become Global Messengers for SOWI and learn how to promote and speak on behalf of SOWI...


Police Specialist Nelson and Sheriff’s Deputy Casper exemplify law enforcement’s dedication to Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 19, 2017 12:24pm

In honor of National Police Week, we would like to recognize the courage and selflessness of all law enforcement officers in protecting our communities. We would also like to highlight the contributions members of law enforcement have made to the...


Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy teams up with Special Olympics Wisconsin for Unified sports day

May 18, 2017 4:28pm

Milwaukee, WI – Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy (MSLA) is joining forces with Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) to bring campers of MSLA’s innovative soccer camp together with SOWI athletes for a fun day of Unified soccer and track events this...


High fives and handshakes: recognizing Lt. Jason Mentzel during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

May 8, 2017 6:04pm

Involvement in the Special Olympics mission can come from many unexpected places, even from a co-worker’s recommendation from within the walls of a correctional facility. When the sergeant who was heading the Special Olympics Committee at Oshkosh Correctional Institution was...


SpartanNash Foundation launches companywide fundraising effort to support Special Olympics athletes in nine states

May 3, 2017 9:49am

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The SpartanNash Foundation is launching its second companywide retail fundraising campaign in 2017, supporting Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. SpartanNash and...


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