Athlete Health Focus – Weight Loss Journeys

June 17, 2024

Beginning a weight loss and physical fitness journey can be daunting, but as we learn from Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, Danielle, determination leads to achievement. As a dedicated athlete, Danielle has not only embraced the challenges of her sport but...


Summer Games 2024 Wraps up at Whitewater

June 14, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,400 cornhole, powerlifting, soccer, tennis, and track & field athletes from across the state converged on the campus of UW-Whitewater Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, for the 2024 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games. It was the largest multi-sport games...


Athlete Health Messenger Pays it Forward

June 12, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

From needing care to training care providers, Athlete Health Messenger program brings athlete voice to inclusive health focus.  Back in February, we featured a story about an athlete who received much-needed dental care after visiting the Special Smiles program at...


Loud and Clear

May 28, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured

Healthy Hearing Enhances Lives of SOWI Athletes Special Olympics Wisconsin’s (SOWI) health programs improve access to health care for athletes through free, event-based screenings and educational initiatives. With nearly 1,800 free health screenings provided annually, Special Olympics Wisconsin has emerged as...


Opening Eyes® Provides a Clear Vision for SOWI Athletes

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Imagine training for months or years to qualify for the swimming competition of a lifetime. All those hours, all those practices. You get up on the block awaiting the starting gun as you gaze out toward the pool and see...


The Power of a Smile

February 21, 2024 Blog, Featured

True peace begins with a smile and science tell us that smiling improves our mood, and those who smile tend to be happier, more energetic, and healthier. However, for many Special Olympics athletes, access to the dental care required to...


SOWI Team Heads to D.C. for Capitol Hill Days

February 13, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Annie Mulligan and Unified Partner Daisy Lang, along with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner and VP of Marketing & Communications Addie Teeters, represented SOWI in Washington, D.C. for Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day advocacy...


SOWI’s Stuckart named to USALC

July 24, 2023 Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Leader and Manitowoc native Travis Stuckart has been named to the U.S. Athlete Leadership Council (USALC), representing the North Central Region. He was welcomed to this two-year term at an inauguration meeting this July. The USALC...


World Games Berlin Offers Medals & Memories for SOWI

June 30, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin was well-represented at Special Olympics World Games Berlin this June, sending a strong contingency of athletes, coaches, and support staff representing Team Special Olympics USA. Medals were won, memories were made, and an incredible experience for all...



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