After an already unforgettable year, SOWI athletes say “I Do”

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

When Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes Kyle Robinson and Katelynn Fulweber (now Robinson) said “I do” on Saturday, July 15 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, they participated in a beautiful sand ceremony during the wedding. For those...


Teeth can’t tell time: Dr. Robb gives athletes a smile

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

When Dr. Robb Warren of Warren Family Dental in Madison learned that the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) would not be holding a Mission of Mercy in 2017, he knew he had to do something. The Mission of Mercy had been...


New features of the Outdoor Sports Tournament bring anticipation

July 26, 2017 Blog, Events

More than 700 athletes from around Wisconsin will make their way to Waukesha to compete in bocce, tennis and softball during the 2017 Outdoor Sports Tournament at Carroll University and Saratoga Softball Complex on August 4 and 5. This year’s...


Mega Co-Op Raises $17,500 for Special Olympics Wisconsin

July 19, 2017 Press

By Courtney Everett | Posted: Mon 8:04 AM, Jul 17, 2017 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) — Mega! Co-op Holiday and Travel Stop stores are pleased to announce a donation of more than $17,500 to Special Olympics Wisconsin through its efforts in “Filling the Dream for...


Martha Hill and Roy Pirrung: The Hall of Fame Duo

July 14, 2017 Blog, Featured

When SOWI athlete Martha Hill was inducted into the Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 State Summer Games on June 8, she was joining good company. But she wasn’t just joining fellow 2017...


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

May 30, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

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 Blog, Events

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 Blog, Featured

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

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...


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