11th Annual Cop on a Rooftop raises $68K for SOWI athletes

May 25, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Local law enforcement took to the roofs at 65 Dunkin’ locations across Wisconsin on Friday, May 19 for the 11th annual Cop on a Rooftop. Through this event, Dunkin’ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin (LETR)...

Spring Games Crowns Champions, Celebrates Spirit of Competition

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Nearly 800 basketball and swimming athletes representing 81 local programs from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Friday through Sunday, April 14-16, for the inaugural Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. The Spring...

Dr. Kellye Knueppel Honored with Golisano Health Leadership Award

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

MADISON, Wis. – Longtime advocate and Special Olympics Wisconsin Opening Eyes® Clinical Director Dr. Kellye Knueppel was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Golisano Health Leadership Award. Created to recognize health champions’ extraordinary efforts, this award is the highest...

Ballin’ Badgers Earn Sportsmanship Honor at NIRSA Basketball Championship

April 24, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Special Olympics Wisconsin Unified Champion Schools program sent a team representing Badgers for Special Olympics and their unified partners from University of Wisconsin-Madison to the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) basketball championships April 14-16. The...

Admirals’ Stastney Named OUR TEAM Player Ambassador

March 31, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Admirals defenseman Spencer Stastney has been named the official OUR TEAM Player Ambassador for Special Olympics Wisconsin this season, both organizations announced. “It is truly an honor for me to partner with Special Olympics Wisconsin,” Stastney said....

Unified Soccer Series Announced for 2023

March 28, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

MADISON, Wis. – Union Omaha and Forward Madison FC, in conjunction with Special Olympics Nebraska and Special Olympics Wisconsin, announced today the continuation of the Unified Soccer Series. The Unified Soccer Series is the first of its kind within the...

Wener to Represent Wisconsin LETR at World Games 2023 Final Leg

March 28, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

BERLIN, Germany — Joel Wener of the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office has been selected to represent Wisconsin at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games Berlin Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Wener will take part in the international Torch Run...

Winter Games Open 2023 Sports Slate

February 15, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

WAUSAU, Wis. – More than 100 athletes competed in the 2023 Special Olympics Wisconsin Winter Games this February. Athletes representing 19 local programs from across the state converged on Granite Peak and Nine Mile Forest in greater Wausau competing in...

Four SOWI Athletes & Coaches Named to Special Olympics USA Team

January 19, 2023 Blog, Events, Press

201 Athletes, Coaches, and Staff to Represent the United States at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 201-member delegation to represent the United States at the Special Olympics...

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