High fives and handshakes: recognizing Lt. Jason Mentzel during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

May 8, 2017

Involvement in the Special Olympics mission can come from many unexpected places, even from a co-worker’s recommendation from within the walls of a correctional facility. When the sergeant who was heading the Special Olympics Committee at Oshkosh Correctional Institution was...


SpartanNash Foundation launches companywide fundraising effort to support Special Olympics athletes in nine states

May 3, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The SpartanNash Foundation is launching its second companywide retail fundraising campaign in 2017, supporting Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. SpartanNash and...


Special Olympics Wisconsin to partner with Spartan Race Foundation for first-ever Spartan Race at historic Lambeau Field

April 21, 2017

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – When Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand comes to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the first time on June 24, it will include a unique partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin to help drive local...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Announces Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine as 2017 Region 5 Hometown Games Presenting Partner

April 19, 2017

Green Bay, WI (April 14, 2017) – Special Olympics Wisconsin is proud to announce a new partnership with Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine that will impact Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes from Nine Counties in Northeastern Wisconsin. Hometown Games will take place...


Athletes bring home hardware and memories from World Winter Games

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and supporters made their marks last week at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria by bringing 5 medals back to Wisconsin. Neillsville resident Daina Shilts continued her dominance at the highest levels of...


2017 Polar Plunge in review

March 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Special Olympics Wisconsin wrapped up an incredible 2017 Polar Plunge season where more than 6,000 plungers across the state helped raise more than $1,000,000 for our athletes. Beginning with Kenosha on February 4 and ending in Green...


Hit your stride this running season with Special Olympics Wisconsin

March 28, 2017

Now that Wisconsin is just about thawed out, it’s time to head outside for some spring fun. But don’t walk, run! Special Olympics Wisconsin has some exciting running events beginning this spring for the runners, or aspiring runners, out there...


New Indoor Sports Tournament Format Stokes Hoop Dreams

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s State Indoor Sports Tournament will be unveiling a new format next month at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that focuses on bringing 20 additional basketball teams to the tournament. Although the Indoor Sports Tournament has been taking place...


Fit Feet offered at regional tournament for first time

March 28, 2017

For the first time ever, Special Olympics Wisconsin offered its Fit Feet program at a local sports event when it was featured at the Regional Basketball Tournament in Mequon on March 5. As part of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Healthy Athletes...


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