Deerfield’s Club Unify braves icy waters for good cause

February 17, 2017

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Deerfield High School’s Club Unify participated in the 2017 Polar Plunge. Plungers and spectators alike gathered at Cravath Lakefront Park, in downtown Whitewater, around noon on Saturday. The excitement in the air was palpable as anticipation...


Presenting Sponsor Spotlight: Harker Heating & Cooling

February 15, 2017

When employees at Harker Heating & Cooling sat down late last year to discuss worthwhile causes in the Madison area to get involved with in 2017, it didn’t take long for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Polar Plunge to come up. A...


Putting an End to the “R-Word”

January 27, 2017

March 1 is the annual day of awareness for the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign that aims to end the usage of the word “retard(ed).” Across Wisconsin, students at the high school and college level will hold...


X Games co-host Mitrani excited about #ShredHate launch; Shilts preps for Unified Snowboarding

January 25, 2017

ASPEN, Colo. – This year’s first-time X Games Aspen co-host, pro snowboarder and former X Games competitor, Jack Mitrani, has also played a key role in the launch of ESPN and X Games’ bullying prevention program Shred Hate. Mitrani sat...


Local Special Olympics Athlete Selected to Participate in Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Races at X Games Aspen

January 24, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, January 23 2017 – When X Games Aspen returns to celebrate its 16th year in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 26-29, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain and showcase the talents...


X Games and Special Olympics Athletes Announced for Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event

January 23, 2017

Eight Special Olympics Athletes Paired with X Games Teammates for Live Streamed Unified Snowboard Race at X Games Aspen 2017 By Olivia Wilson     @livcwilson WHAT: In 2017, Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding will return for its third year at X Games Aspen....


State Winter Games CANCELED due to weather on Jan 21 and 22

January 18, 2017

SOWI is extremely sorry to inform our athletes and volunteers/personnel that The State Winter Games have been canceled for this weekend.  The weather for northern Wisconsin has been uncooperative this past week and has caused school cancellations and dangerous travel...


Special Olympics Wisconsin sending 3 athletes to 2017 Winter World Games in Austria

January 12, 2017

210 Athletes and Coaches to Represent U.S. at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games January 12, 2017 – Madison, Wisconsin — Special Olympics Wisconsin is proud to announce 3 athletes will be representing the United States, as part of Special Olympics...


Special Olympics USA Team Named

January 12, 2017

210 Athletes and Coaches to Represent U.S. at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games January 12, 2017 — Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 210-member delegation to represent the United States at the 2017...



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