Young with a Heart of Gold

November 2, 2021

At the age of 16 years old, 17 when the Games occur, Christian Emery of West Bend is Team Wisconsin’s youngest delegate for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Christian joined Special Olympics Wisconsin only three years ago, but is...


Travis Stuckart, athlete-coach, on going to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

November 1, 2021 Blog, Featured

“(Being) a USA Games coach is something that I could have never imagined when I began in Special Olympics. I was born with a rare birth defect called PKU, which means I was born without the enzyme needed to breakdown...


An Interview with 2020 Convoy Marshal, Dan Brand

August 30, 2021 Events

The 17th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) will take place on September 18, 2021! Ahead of this event, we chatted with Dan “Dan the Man” Brand, SOWI athlete and the 2020 Truck Convoy Athlete Marshal, about his...


Fit 5 helps a Young Athlete learn how to exercise and “eat the rainbow”

July 29, 2021

7-year-old Young Athlete Ken Vroman of Eau Claire had a blast participating in our virtual Young Athletes Fit 5 program that concluded in June. He stood out for his dedication, attitude and constant willingness to participate. “Ken was one of...


Help us welcome our new Unified Leadership Specialists

July 9, 2021 Featured

We were thrilled to recently welcome athlete leaders Megan Galarowicz and Edward Kastern to our staff as our inaugural Unified Leadership Specialists. Galarowicz, of Menomonie Red Cedar Special Olympics, and Kastern, of Oshkosh Special Olympics, were selected for these new...


SOWI athlete leaders help pilot Healthy Relationships

July 9, 2021 Featured

All people have a right to healthy and safe relationships. That’s the fundamental concept of the Healthy Relationships Pilot Project that members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community recently participated in. Special Olympics Wisconsin was one of just four states...


Unified Leadership Conference brings community together, “no matter the distance”

June 4, 2021 Blog, Events

On the morning of May 22, dozens of SOWI athletes, coaches, volunteers, board members and staff came together (via Zoom) in the first-ever virtual Unified Leadership Conference to show that “no matter the distance,” Unified Leadership is as strong as...


The Greek Freak gives a SOWI athlete the birthday of a lifetime

June 3, 2021 Blog

As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to take on the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, several Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes are still reminiscing on their experiences during a magical Bucks game on April 24 this year....


Introducing your Sun Run & Solar Plunge Ambassador

April 27, 2021 Blog, Events, Featured

Athlete Keira Thompson of Brookfield has been selected as the ambassador for our inaugural Sun Run & Solar Plunge series taking place across Wisconsin this summer during the month of June. The 14-year-old athlete embodies the Special Olympics spirit and...



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