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...


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...


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...


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...


Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces “4 Kids” Partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin, MACC Fund and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

March 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 1, 2017) — The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 4 Kids with three important Wisconsin causes; Special Olympics Wisconsin, the MACC Fund, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin....


Making a Difference: Brillion High School’s Project Unify

March 16, 2017

BRILLION (WLUK) — A local high school club in Brillion is making a difference in their community as they “spread the word to end the word.” Project Unify is a section of the Special Olympics, with local chapters throughout the...


GoFundMe Forms Partnership With the Special Olympics to Fund Athletes Attending the 2017 World Winter Games

February 17, 2017

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the Special Olympics to help fund athletes that are looking to attend this year’s World Winter Games, which will be held in Graz, Schladming, Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria next...


ESPN’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Begins March 18 From Austria

February 17, 2017

ESPN’s first World Winter Games coverage includes live three-hour Opening Ceremony featuring Parade of Athletes, Special Guests and musical performances from multi-Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal Robin Roberts, Kevin Negandhi, Lindsay Czarniak and Dustin Plunkett to host...



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