UCS teachers ready to make this the most inclusive school year yet

August 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

For many Wisconsinites, the most serious thing to consider during a summertime trip to the Dells is usually which water slides to go on. But for nearly four dozen educators from around the state, a trip to the Dells earlier...


Wisconsin Force take bronze at the 2019 Softball Championships

August 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin assembled 15 athletes and four coaches from around the state of Wisconsin to join more than 250 Special Olympics athletes in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship held August 15-18. The event...


Celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion

July 31, 2019 Blog, Featured

The week of July 15 – July 20, Special Olympics celebrated the Global Week of Inclusion as part of the five-year “The Revolution is Inclusion” campaign.  Fittingly, the week ended with Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, which was celebrated on Saturday,...


Special Olympics USA Athletes Celebrated at White House (Special Olympics)

July 18, 2019 Press

On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu...


Special Olympics athlete finds stride in cross country running (TMJ4)

July 16, 2019 Press

Marquis Garner 39, found his stride and is out-running anyone who tells  him he can’t do something because of his autism.   “I had a hard time fitting in with mainstream society. I got cut from my basketball team, so...


Athletes from Special Olympics add important perspectives to research (Waisman Center)

July 11, 2019 Featured, Press

For many, a mention of Special Olympics invokes images of accomplished athletes, a community of inclusion and support, and the joy of athletic competition.


SOWI welcomes four new Board Members

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At this year’s Summer Games, Special Olympics welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. On June 7, Marquis Garner, Lois Harrison, Mark Nicholson and Joel Wener attended their first board meeting in Stevens Point. Marquis Garner Special Olympics...


SOWI partners help give athletes smiles

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Warren Family Dental and Delta Dental of Wisconsin partnered to put on the Give Athletes a Smile Day event on June 14. Through their generosity and the work of numerous volunteers, 19 athletes and two mentors from across the state...


Strong Competition and Strong Minds

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While this year marked 40 years of the Summer Games in Stevens Point, it also marked the first year of Strong Minds. The clinic, devoted to helping athletes learn positive coping skills and stress management strategies, proved to be a...



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