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...


“You have a voice and you can use that voice to be heard”

May 30, 2017

Students from Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Columbus High, Madison East High and Mukwonago High came together last month for a public speaking workshop to become Global Messengers for SOWI and learn how to promote and speak on behalf of SOWI...


Police Specialist Nelson and Sheriff’s Deputy Casper exemplify law enforcement’s dedication to Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 19, 2017

In honor of National Police Week, we would like to recognize the courage and selflessness of all law enforcement officers in protecting our communities. We would also like to highlight the contributions members of law enforcement have made to the...


Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy teams up with Special Olympics Wisconsin for Unified sports day

May 18, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Markgraf Sports & Leadership Academy (MSLA) is joining forces with Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) to bring campers of MSLA’s innovative soccer camp together with SOWI athletes for a fun day of Unified soccer and track events this...


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