Mission Complete: Athlete Receives Dentures after 12-Month Journey

August 6, 2013

Just one year ago, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete, Kenny Canon, felt paralyzed by unbearable tooth pain from long-neglected dental care. When Kenny’s pain resulted in a trip to the emergency room, his mother began to worry.  “He had toothaches,...


Featured Edger: Hannah Marasch

July 31, 2013

After 18-year-old Hannah Marasch heard about her cousin’s adventure rappelling Over the Edge of The City Center in September of 2012, she wanted in on the action. Just two months later, Marasch signed up for the event.  “This is the...


11 year old Boy Bikes 47 Miles in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin

July 1, 2013

When 11 year old Austin Veeser heard that his friend, Tammy Szydel, a Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athlete, would compete in the softball throw and the 50-yard dash at the 2013 State Summer Games in Stevens Point, he knew he...


More than 100 Volunteers Needed at the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament hosted for the First Time Ever in Waukesha!

June 29, 2013

Nearly 1,000 athletes will go for the gold at the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Outdoor Sports Tournament hosted for the first-time ever in Waukesha on Saturday, August 3 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and on and Sunday, August 4 from...


Cheering on Powerlifting Champion Luke Leohner at the State Summer Games!

June 28, 2013

“He had the whole gym cheering for him…‘Luke! Luke! Luke! Luke! It was just amazing,” said Jeff Leohner proudly reflecting on his son Luke’s hefty achievements at the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Summer Games. Loud and excited fans packed...


Donald Driver Charity Softball Game Raises $10,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin

June 27, 2013

More than 9,000 fans packed the Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton for the 2013 Donald Driver Charity Softball Game on Sunday, June 16. Among the crowd were Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes Nick Smithback and MaCayla Best who accepted a...


Wisconsin Knights of Columbus Commits to be a 2014 USA Games Partner

June 27, 2013

“Any person who has attended the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony understands why we support Special Olympics Wisconsin. The enthusiasm of the athletes is tremendous,” said John Benisch, Knights of Columbus State Coordinator. For years, the Knights of Columbus have...


Coach Receives Award for Community Service

June 24, 2013

“Athletes have come up to me after winning a gold medal saying that it was the greatest day of their life! I think I can speak for all Special Olympics coaches in saying that we get a whole lot more...


2013 Summer Games Results & Photos

June 12, 2013

Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) athletes participated in the 2013 State Summer Games on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Coaches, volunteers and fans traveled from across the state to cheer on...


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