Manitowoc woman going to Special Olympics World Winter Games

March 29, 2016

Heidi Van Abel rarely leaves Wisconsin. She’s never been on an airplane and doesn’t have a friend from another country … yet. A year from now, that all will change when the 34-year-old Manitowoc woman travels 4,500 miles to Austria to...


One Year to go Until Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria – Special Olympics Wisconsin to Send 3 Athlete to Represent Team USA

March 14, 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, 14 March 2016 – The countdown is on! In exactly one year from today, the Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held in Austria, will get underway and 3 athletes from Special Olympics Wisconsin will be there representing...


Bucks Host Special Olympics Wisconsin Clinic

March 11, 2016

Via Milwaukee Bucks The Milwaukee Bucks teamed up with Special Olympics of Wisconsin to host a basketball clinic for 100 Special Olympic athletes and their coaches on Thursday, March 10, at Homestead High School. The annual clinic is part of...


Deerfield High School gets Lesson in Understanding Disabilities

March 3, 2016

DEERFIELD, Wis. — Students at Deerfield High School spend a day learning what it’s like to have a physical or mental disability as part of Ability Awareness Day. Deerfield senior Alexis Eilenfeldt was inspired to start a local chapter of...


MU, UW Special Olympics basketball teams face off at Al McGuire Center: “Priceless experience”

February 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Tradition and rivalries are things that take time to build. The foundation for both was set this year for students of the Special Olympics college programs at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin. “When I first was coming...


Special Olympics Athlete Olivia Quigley Takes Home the First-Ever Pegasus Award of Inspiration at espnW’s IMPACT25 Gala

February 26, 2016

Special Olympics athlete and espnW’s IMPACT25 honoree Olivia Quigley takes home the first-ever Pegasus Award of Inspiration, honoring her perseverance, accomplishments and fervent will during her battle with stage four breast cancer. Special Olympics athlete Olivia Quigley shares her story...


Two Volunteers honored with Jefferson Award for Public Service

February 25, 2016

MADISON, WI, February 25, 2016 – Congratulations to Lori Casper & Mackenzie Adams who were chosen by WKOW and WQOW, respectively, for the Jefferson Award. The Jefferson Award for Public Service is given at both national and local levels. Local...


Special Olympics Greater Milwaukee Partners With MU Athletics

February 18, 2016

MILWAUKE, WI, Feb. 18, 2016 – Twice in the last month, the Marquette University athletics department has welcomed Special Olympics of Wisconsin to two basketball games and provided an opportunity for local Special Olympic athletes to compete on the game floor of...


Local Special Olympics Athlete Participate in 2nd Annual Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Race at X Games Aspen

February 1, 2016

MADISON, WISCONSIN, February 1, 2016 – Ten Special Olympics athletes from around the world joined X Games medalist, Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe gold medalist and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Hannah Teter and nine other professional athletes on Thursday in Aspen, Colo.,...


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