Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth represents SOWI at Self-Determination Conference

November 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth of Wisconsin Rapids flexed his leadership muscles during the 2019 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells from October 14-16. Cleworth staffed the Special Olympics Wisconsin information table during...


Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Polar Plunge!

November 1, 2019

Thousands of Wisconsinites will once again brave the icy waters to support Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes during the 2020 Polar Plunge. With the debut of the new Oconomowoc Polar Plunge, there will 13 locations to choose from across the state....


SOWI heads to D.C. to learn about Unified Leadership

September 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

From September 3 – 6, 2019, Special Olympics hosted athlete leaders and Unified partners in Washington D.C. for a Unified Leadership Workshop. Unified Leadership focuses on both leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to develop their mindsets and skills....


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.



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