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...


Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family get an unforgettable Badgers experience

November 26, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On November 9, SOWI Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family from New Berlin had a chance of a lifetime thanks to the Badgers Give Back program and their Wisconsin Shoe Project, which aims “to provide unforgettable moments that will...


The Double Dogs are double trouble for Unified Bowling competition

November 25, 2019 Blog, Featured

Team Milwaukee athlete PJ Lynch and his brother/Unified Partner, Andy, will partner up again as the Double Dogs for a Unified Bowling Tournament on December 7 in Madison. The brothers will be joined by nearly 180 athletes and Unified Partners...


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,...



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