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...


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....



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