SOWI athletes prove essential during pandemic

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

While many of us across Wisconsin have spent much of the last few months social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many people have been hard at work on the frontlines keeping essential businesses open. Although society came...


Competition updates and our Return To Play plan

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

As most of our athletes and supporters likely know already, Special Olympics Wisconsin staff last month made the difficult decision to cancel competitions up through and including the Outdoor Sports Tournament. In light of guidance from Special Olympics Inc., the...


Getting through the Pandemic together

May 4, 2020 Blog, Featured

For nearly five decades, Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) has provided fitness training, health education and athletic competition coupled with social, life and leadership skill development to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Across Wisconsin, our athletes and volunteers have built...


The SOWI community spreads positivity, encouragement

April 2, 2020 Blog

As the SOWI community practices social distancing, it’s critically important that we all stay positive during this unprecedented pandemic. On that note, we asked some of our athletes and fans to tell us what is keeping them upbeat during this...


Coronavirus and its impact on Special Olympics Wisconsin

April 1, 2020 Blog

Like every other organization in the country, Special Olympics Wisconsin has continued to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic, making difficult decisions about how to move forward while keeping the health and safety of our communities as a top priority. On...


Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 11, 2020 Blog

COVID-19 Update: State Summer Games and Extended Office Closure (March 27, 2020) – We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we, like every other organization in the country, continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and make difficult decisions about how to...


Special Olympics and Best Buddies build global movement to promote inclusion

March 3, 2020 Press

MADISON, WIS. – MARCH 3, 2020 (Press Release)– Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 4th for the annual Spread the Word Day. The Spread the Word to End the Word...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegates Champion for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

February 28, 2020 Blog, Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2020 – (PRESS RELEASE) Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th...


ADAMM announces Special Olympics Wisconsin as Gala beneficiary

January 9, 2020 Events, Press

Milwaukee, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin once again will be the beneficiary of the ADAMM Gala, which will be held February 21 at the Wisconsin Center. The annual event, sponsored by the Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee,...



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