Run with the Cops is BACK!

August 30, 2021

This article was written by Chris Tarmann, Captain of Police at UW-Oshkosh Police Department and LETR State Council member. Chris has been integral in the success of Run with the Cops in Oshkosh.  Run With the Cops is back for...


An Interview with 2020 Convoy Marshal, Dan Brand

August 30, 2021 Events

The 17th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will take place on September 18, 2021! Ahead of this event, we chatted with Dan “Dan the Man” Brand, SOWI athlete and the 2020 Truck Convoy Athlete Marshal, about his...


Athletes return to Waukesha for the State Outdoor Sports Tournament!

July 29, 2021

Nearly 500 athletes from around the state will make their way to Waukesha to compete in bocce, tennis and softball during the 2021 Outdoor Sports Tournament at Carroll University and Saratoga Softball Complex on Saturday, August 7. After nearly a...


Fan-favorite SOWI runs return in person

July 29, 2021 Blog, Events

After a year of mostly virtual fundraisers and community events, we’re excited to return in person for some of our most popular running events this late summer/early fall! Final Leg Our incredible supporters from the Law Enforcement Torch Run for...


New June event offers unique 5K experiences across Wisconsin

June 4, 2021

No matter where you are in Wisconsin, the new Sun Run & Solar Plunge debuting this month is guaranteed to be a fun, safe and unique in-person experience that will help you start your summer in style. Each of the...


Introducing your Sun Run & Solar Plunge Ambassador

April 27, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

Athlete Keira Thompson of Brookfield has been selected as the ambassador for our inaugural Sun Run & Solar Plunge series taking place across Wisconsin this summer during the month of June. The 14-year-old athlete embodies the Special Olympics spirit and...


Introducing the Sun Run & Solar Plunge

March 30, 2021 Blog, Events

We are excited to announce the debut of our new Sun Run & Solar Plunge series this summer! As COVID-19 cases continue to trend down and vaccination numbers increase, people are going to be hungry to get outside and celebrate...


Plunger Profile: RENEW 159

February 25, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

For our committed Polar Plungers like those with RENEW 159, the changes brought about this year due to the pandemic were not going to get in their way of supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. Even though they didn’t get to...


The LETR gets creative for Plunge season

January 29, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

The Law Enforcement Torch Run committee for the Madison Polar Plunge kicked off a unique Plunge season with a fun and rather unusual DIY Plunge on January 23 in Verona. Their friends at the Verona Fire Department helped to make...



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