A SOWI staff member reflects on the Inclusion Revolution and the R-word

March 7, 2018 Blog, Featured

Brittany Neukirchen is the Director of Special Events for the southeastern region of Wisconsin, covering Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock and Walworth counties. She has been on SOWI staff for 5 1/2 years and she is a leading advocate for inclusion...


The next 50 years of the Inclusion Revolution begin now!

March 1, 2018 Blog, Events

It’s hard to know if Eunice Kennedy Shriver truly understood the magnitude of what she was beginning when she kicked off the first Special Olympics International Summer Games at Soldier Field on July 20, 1968. When she concluded her opening...


What the Inclusion Revolution means to a student leader in the movement

February 28, 2018 Blog, Featured

Hannah Roehrig is a senior at Brillion High School and the president of their Unified Champion School program. She is a leader in the Inclusion Revolution in schools in Wisconsin and earlier this month she traveled to Washington, DC with the Special...


SOWI athletes have lots to be thankful for this year

November 21, 2017 Blog, Featured

As SOWI athletes around the state prepare to sit down with family and friends to stuff themselves silly and give thanks this week, many athletes might be thinking about what the Special Olympics movement means to them during this time...


Bringing the Special Olympics movement to the film festival circuit: Q&A with Swim Team director/producer Lara Stolman

September 28, 2017 Blog, Events

This weekend, Special Olympics Wisconsin is a community partner for the critically-acclaimed documentary Swim Team in the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film follows a thrilling season of Special Olympics New Jersey’s Hammerheads, a competitive team composed of athletes with autism....


Introducing My SOWI Story: A new way to share your stories with the Special Olympics Wisconsin community

August 31, 2017 Blog

With over 10,000 athletes across Wisconsin and thousands of volunteers, SOWI folks have lots of stories to tell – and we want to help you tell them! To that end, we are pleased to announce a fun new way to...


SOWI to serve as community partner for film in next month’s Milwaukee Film Festival

August 30, 2017 Blog, Events

Special Olympics Wisconsin is excited to share that we will be serving as a community partner for the critically-acclaimed film Swim Team during the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival that will run September 28 to October 12. The documentary, directed and...


When in doubt, choose to include: Daina’s ESPYs diary

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

On July 12, 2017 Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was honored with the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2017 ESPYs. Former first lady Michelle Obama presented the award to Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, who accepted it on behalf...


“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...



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