GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

February 17, 2017 12:38pm

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next...


ESPN’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Begins March 18 From Austria

February 17, 2017 11:02am

ESPN’s first World Winter Games coverage includes live three-hour Opening Ceremony featuring Parade of Athletes, Special Guests and musical performances from multi-Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal Robin Roberts, Kevin Negandhi, Lindsay Czarniak and Dustin Plunkett to host...


Deerfield’s Club Unify braves icy waters for good cause

February 17, 2017 8:41am

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Deerfield High School’s Club Unify participated in the 2017 Polar Plunge. Plungers and spectators alike gathered at Cravath Lakefront Park, in downtown Whitewater, around noon on Saturday. The excitement in the air was palpable as anticipation...


Presenting Sponsor Spotlight: Harker Heating & Cooling

February 15, 2017 12:10pm

When employees at Harker Heating & Cooling sat down late last year to discuss worthwhile causes in the Madison area to get involved with in 2017, it didn’t take long for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Polar Plunge to come up. A...


Wisconsin’s Pro Sports Community Teams Up for Inaugural Pro Sports Plunge

February 13, 2017 11:53am

Madison, WI – Executive leaders from FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Admirals will plunge into icy waters on February 26 at the Milwaukee County Zoo to demonstrate their support for the athletes...


Make it Happen

January 27, 2017 12:00pm

By Faith Schroeder (Faith Schroeder is the 15-year-old niece of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Daina Shilts. This story was written for her high school English class and is being reproduced with her permission. It has been lightly edited for clarity.) Life is...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegation Prepares for the World Winter Games in Austria

January 27, 2017 11:57am

Beginning March 14, athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Wisconsin will represent the United States and compete among the world’s best at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Snowboarder Daina Shilts, cross country skier Heidi Van Abel and alpine...


Mission of Mercy and Special Olympics Wisconsin Help Cindy Bentley with her Smile

January 27, 2017 11:45am

Cindy Bentley is smiling again. After years of holding back smiles due to a missing front tooth, Cindy is again sharing her big, infectious smile with the world. Cindy, who has been competing as an athlete with Special Olympics since...


Putting an End to the “R-Word”

January 27, 2017 11:25am

March 1 is the annual day of awareness for the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign that aims to end the usage of the word “retard(ed).” Across Wisconsin, students at the high school and college level will hold...


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