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.


SOWI welcomes four new Board Members

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At this year’s Summer Games, Special Olympics welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. On June 7, Marquis Garner, Lois Harrison, Mark Nicholson and Joel Wener attended their first board meeting in Stevens Point. Marquis Garner Special Olympics...


SOWI partners help give athletes smiles

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

Warren Family Dental and Delta Dental of Wisconsin partnered to put on the Give Athletes a Smile Day event on June 14. Through their generosity and the work of numerous volunteers, 19 athletes and two mentors from across the state...


Strong Competition and Strong Minds

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While this year marked 40 years of the Summer Games in Stevens Point, it also marked the first year of Strong Minds. The clinic, devoted to helping athletes learn positive coping skills and stress management strategies, proved to be a...


Strong Minds makes its debut at Summer Games

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

During the 2019 State Summer Games, the new Healthy Athletes clinic, Strong Minds, will be making its Special Olympics Wisconsin debut. The Strong Minds clinic involves a series of interactive learning stations that are focused on helping athletes develop coping...


40 years of Summer Games in Stevens Point

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Summer Games at UW-Stevens Point, we asked athletes and fans from the Stevens Point Area YMCA agency about what Special Olympics and the Summer Games mean to them. Here are some of...


Healthy Athletes opens eyes for a new athlete and his family

May 2, 2019 Blog, Featured

Last month at the Indoor Sport Tournament, optometry volunteers for the Lions Club International Opening Eyes clinic placed orders for 118 prescription glasses and 90 prescription sports goggles. One of those orders was for 13-year-old Isaac Newcomb of the Reedsburg...


SpartanNash selects Isaiah Kasay as face of scan campaign

May 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

If you’re a Special Olympics Wisconsin fan who lives in northwestern Wisconsin, you just might see a familiar face in the beverage aisle of your local SpartanNash grocery store this summer. SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year That’s because athlete...


Viva Las Vegas

April 2, 2019 Blog, Events

March was quite the month for Special Olympics Wisconsin parent-child Unified bowlers. The month was headlined by athlete Joanna Stein and her mother, Patricia Pipkorn, who brought home the gold from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.  But a little closer to home, other...



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