Gabriela Moffett experiences thrill of victory, inclusion at powerlifting nationals

March 30, 2021 Blog, Featured

Athlete leader Gabriela Moffett of Kenosha Special Olympics flourished in her national powerlifting debut when she took first place in five events at the 2021 NASA Natural Nationals competition in Oklahoma City on February 20 and 21. Moffett placed first...


Milton Middle School Spreads the Word

March 16, 2021 Blog, Featured

Throughout the month of March, we’re celebrating the Spread the Word >> Inclusion campaign across the state. While we invite everyone in Wisconsin (and beyond) to Spread the Word for Inclusion with our Pledge for Inclusion, some of our most...


Winter Games help the Power brothers chase down Special Olympics spirit

February 25, 2021 Blog, Featured

For the 35 athletes who competed in the 2021 Winter Games in Wausau on February 20, it was a long time coming. For most of them, it was their first in-person Special Olympics event in roughly a year. Most of...


Athlete Keira Thompson launches career as author

February 24, 2021 Blog, Featured

As the COVID pandemic began to upend life as we knew it last spring and provided some people with extra time on their hands, many of us made resolutions to tackle new hobbies or big projects. For Special Olympics Wisconsin...


Cindy Bentley helps kick off Young Athletes Storytime

January 29, 2021 Blog, Featured

Longtime Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Cindy Bentley helped kick off a new initiative when she served as the inaugural athlete reader for our new Young Athletes Storytime on January 26. During the virtual session conducted via Zoom, Bentley read Sneezy...


12 Days of SOWI

December 25, 2020 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! In previous years we’ve highlighted athlete stories we’ve told throughout the year. However, this year we’ve expanded the campaign to highlight athletes as well as the many other...


The Youth Activation Committee takes over

November 10, 2020 Blog, Featured

Members of the Youth Activation Committee celebrated October’s National Bully Prevention Month by taking over some of our social media channels on October 27 during the inaugural YAC social media takeover. The Columbus High students posted on Instagram and Facebook...


SOWI athletes get creative in finding ways to inspire

November 9, 2020 Blog, Featured

While COVID-19 has made for a fall with fewer Special Olympics Wisconsin activities than in a normal year, many SOWI athletes were able to find creative ways to stay engaged with the SOWI community and inspire others in new and...


SOWI athlete Bailey Durni takes the crown

November 9, 2020 Blog, Featured

The students of Platteville High School demonstrated their deep commitment to inclusion recently when they selected Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Bailey Durni as their Homecoming Queen on October 2. It was a fitting way for Durni to kick off her...



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