Madison area students celebrate “A Night Out” with Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

High school students from across the Madison area will have the opportunity to experience an inclusive prom at La Follette High School on May 10, 2019. The prom will be hosted by La Follette’s Project Unify club, the club for...


Wisconsin lawmakers lead the charge in the defense of Special Olympics on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

The end of March 2019 made for an eventful few days for Special Olympics programs across the United States. The news of the $18 million cut to the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the proposed 2020 federal budget...


Marquis Garner hits the airwaves to talk Polar Plunge

January 26, 2019 Featured, Press

On January 20, 2019, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee and Director of Communications Tommy Jaime appeared on 99.1 The Mix’s Public Affairs program. During the radio segment, they discussed the Milwaukee-area Polar Plunges and what the...


New studies point to benefits of Special Olympics Wisconsin

November 26, 2018 Blog

Two new Special Olympics Wisconsin studies suggest that its programming may reduce healthcare costs for the state of Wisconsin and that its Fit 5 program leads to better health outcomes for its athletes. Medicaid study A study conducted in partnership...


Supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes doesn’t get much more convenient

October 30, 2018 Blog

    Early November is a great time to support Special Olympics Wisconsin while you’re running your errands. Walgreens Things kick off at your local Walgreens pharmacy when you can purchase $1, $3 or $5 icons between November 2 –...


“Let’s make sure the next generation is the Unified Generation”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

In the spring of 2018, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts visited Unified Champion School Columbus High School to film a video for Special Olympics that debuted in early October for National Bullying Prevention Month. It was her first time stepping...


Green Bay Packers’ Geronimo Allison joins the Inclusion Revolution

October 30, 2018 Featured, Press

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has teamed with Special Olympics Wisconsin as an Ambassador to help promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The new partnership between Special Olympics Wisconsin and the third-year receiver who is a...


Your voice and your vote are needed!

October 30, 2018 Blog

With Election Day coming up on Tuesday, November 6th, we’re in the midst of many Get Out The Vote campaigns. Despite these campaigns to get people to the polls, people with disabilities are still considerably underrepresented in the voting population....


SOWI welcomes ten new Global Messengers

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Ten Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from around the state converged on a few Portage High School classrooms on Saturday, September 22, to be trained as Special Olympics Wisconsin Global Messengers. Every SOWI athlete has a compelling story to tell. It’s...



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