Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Edward Kastern

March 31, 2020 Blog, Featured

As Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Vice President of Unified Leadership, Jeanne Hrovat, is reaching out by phone to members of the Athlete Input Council...


Lindsay’s Big Chill brings big support

March 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

For Lindsay Schwabe of Monona Grove Special Olympics, the Region 6 district basketball tournament in Madison this past Sunday was a great way to follow up an eventful Polar Plunge season. Although Schwabe’s team lost both their games, it was...


Beloit Memorial’s Unified Swim program makes a splash

March 2, 2020

Beloit Memorial High School sits right on the banks of the picturesque Rock River. It’s an undeniably gorgeous setting for a high school. However, soon after Lori Lange began working there as a special education teacher in 2016, she came...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegates Champion for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

February 28, 2020 Blog, Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2020 – (PRESS RELEASE) Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th...


Plenty to smile about this Plunge season!

February 28, 2020 Blog

Eleven down, two to go! We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 Polar Plunge season. It’s been a Plunge season to remember. Here are just a few of the highlights from February. Cole Cleworth helps kick off new Rapids location with...


Daina Shilts captures her first X Games gold

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts of Neillsville won her first X Games gold medal during the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboarding competition on January 23, 2020. Shilts secured first place after having the fastest combined score along with her...


Greater Milwaukee Plungers have lots to celebrate in 2020

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events

Hundreds of Polar Plungers from across the Greater Milwaukee area will be celebrating the end of one era and the beginning of another as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes this February. In...


Athletes are ready for Wausau’s Winter Wonderland

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

More than 150 of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s hardiest athletes are currently preparing themselves for the State Winter Games, taking place in Wausau on February 8 and 9. Snowshoers, alpine skiers, snowboarders and cross country skiers from 21 agencies across the...


12 Days of Athletes in 2019

December 12, 2019 Blog, Featured

This holiday season, we’re taking “12 Days of Athletes” to look back on some of the most inspiring athlete stories we covered in 2019. On the first Day of Athletes… We will kick off these 12 days with Christine Cherne...



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