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...


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...


Wisconsin’s Pro Sports Community Teams Up for Inaugural Pro Sports Plunge

February 13, 2017

Madison, WI – Executive leaders from FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Admirals will plunge into icy waters on February 26 at the Milwaukee County Zoo to demonstrate their support for the athletes...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegation Prepares for the World Winter Games in Austria

January 27, 2017

Beginning March 14, athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Wisconsin will represent the United States and compete among the world’s best at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Snowboarder Daina Shilts, cross country skier Heidi Van Abel and alpine...


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....



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