Columbus High’s Jahlieh Gardipee steers SOWI’s Youth Activation Committee to the USA Games and the future

November 28, 2017 Blog, Featured

SOWI volunteer Jahlieh Gardipee is a true Jill of all trades. She’s a special education teacher at Columbus High School, where she has turned the school into one of the model Unified Champion School (UCS) programs in Wisconsin as the...


SOWI debuts new Performance Station pilot program

November 28, 2017 Blog

Special Olympics Wisconsin participated in an exciting Special Olympics pilot program when it debuted its new Performance Station at this year’s State Volleyball Tournament on November 4 in Menomonee Falls. The program consisted of six stations that aim to prepare...


Captain Becker looks to lead the Wood County Sheriff’s Department back to LETR victory at the 2018 Polar Plunge

November 28, 2017 Blog, Featured

Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, they say. When it comes to joining the Special Olympics movement as a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Wisconsin, this certainly holds true. Every member of the...


SOWI athletes have lots to be thankful for this year

November 21, 2017 Blog, Featured

As SOWI athletes around the state prepare to sit down with family and friends to stuff themselves silly and give thanks this week, many athletes might be thinking about what the Special Olympics movement means to them during this time...


Neillsville athlete Daina Shilts to receive Hometown Hero Award (Wausau Daily Herald)

November 6, 2017 Featured, Press

NEILLSVILLE — Daina Shilts of Neillsville will be recognized as a Hometown Hero on Tuesday by the Wisconsin State Assembly.


SOWI athlete Daina Shilts selected as face of Finish Line’s Holiday Campaign

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

On November 1, Finish Line Youth Foundation announced that its 2017 Holiday Campaign Spokesperson would be SOWI’s very own Daina Shilts! During this campaign, which will run from November 15 until December 31, Shilts will appear on promotional materials in...


Bowling season helps prepare Team Wisconsin for the 2018 USA Games

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

In addition to being tons of fun, this bowling season has been a great opportunity for the members of the Team Wisconsin bowling squad to prepare for the 2018 USA Games in Seattle. The SOWI bowling season began October 14...


Annual Kwik Trip icon sale campaign kicks off November 10

November 3, 2017 Blog

  Beginning next week, you may see an increased police presence throughout the Kwik Trip stores of Wisconsin. But don’t worry, it’s a good thing. Actually, a great thing. November 10 kicks off the Kwik Trip icon sales campaign for...


Campaign to support SOWI athletes arrives at Walgreens across Wisconsin

November 3, 2017 Blog

Now through November 15, you can help support SOWI athletes just by visiting your local Walgreens Pharmacy during the 2017 Special Olympics Wisconsin icon sale campaign. More than 160 stores across the state will be offering the opportunity to purchase...


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