Meet Athlete Coach Peter!

February 19, 2015

For the past four years, Peter Annis has stepped into a different role in Special Olympics Wisconsin—he serves as an athlete coach for Shepherds Warhawks basketball team, guiding his team on the court with hands-on drills and teaching them basic...


Windwalkers Celebrates 10 Years!

February 12, 2015

Special Olympics Wisconsin has been working to provide additional access to education and resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) related to health and wellness activities at a local level through Healthy Communities Mini Projects.  Providing access to additional opportunities...


Local Athlete to Participate at X Games in Aspen

January 5, 2015

As one of only 10 Special Olympics athletes, Wisconsin’s own Daina Shilts, 24, was chosen to participate in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races as part of this year’s X Games in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, January 22 from 3:00 –...


MedFest 2014 a great success for athletes, students and volunteers alike

December 17, 2014

On December 6, during Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Northern Fall Sports Tournament, 46 athletes received a free sports physical as part of the fourth annual MedFest event.  Volunteer physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and medical students led this free health screening. The...


Featured Family-The Dohertys

December 16, 2014

As children of a former professional soccer player, Ava, Bailey and Cole Doherty are natural athletes. Bailey, 5, was born with Down syndrome and loves to climb, run and jump. That's just her personality. She plays with her older sister Ava, 7, and younger brother Cole,...


Meet Coach Dean Glaze

November 24, 2014

Dean Glaze, a college student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, volunteered at a Special Olympics tournament as part of an adaptive physical education class in 1979. What began as a class requirement became a passion. Today, he’s a special needs...


November is National Diabetes Month

November 4, 2014

Diabetes is an ever-growing health concern that affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. alone. Individuals with intellectual disabilities are at a higher risk for preventable diseases because they often do not receive the health care they...


Meet Wisconsin’s World Games Delegates

November 4, 2014

Watch out Los Angeles! A few new stars are coming to town. Three Wisconsin athletes, three coaches, two staff members and one Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Final Leg runner will take center stage when they represent Team USA at the 2015...


Project UNIFY® is for YOU!

November 3, 2014

If you thought you missed your chance to learn more about Project UNIFY at one of the three Leadership Forums, you are in luck, because we recorded one of them! Click here to get the scoop from Krysten Kirsch, Director of Youth Initiatives,...


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