SOWI athlete’s dedication to Healthy Athletes pays off in more ways than one

May 30, 2017

SOWI athlete Alex Myers and his mom Maria made sure to get to UW-Oshkosh extra early this year for the Indoor Sports Tournament. But it wasn’t because Alex was playing in the tournament. Alex and his mom were there for...

Athletes bring home hardware and memories from World Winter Games

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and supporters made their marks last week at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria by bringing 5 medals back to Wisconsin. Neillsville resident Daina Shilts continued her dominance at the highest levels of...

Make it Happen

January 27, 2017

By Faith Schroeder (Faith Schroeder is the 15-year-old niece of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Daina Shilts. This story was written for her high school English class and is being reproduced with her permission. It has been lightly edited for clarity.) Life is...

Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegation Prepares for the World Winter Games in Austria

January 27, 2017

Beginning March 14, athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Wisconsin will represent the United States and compete among the world’s best at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Snowboarder Daina Shilts, cross country skier Heidi Van Abel and alpine...

X Games and Special Olympics Athletes Announced for Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event

January 23, 2017

Eight Special Olympics Athletes Paired with X Games Teammates for Live Streamed Unified Snowboard Race at X Games Aspen 2017 By Olivia Wilson     @livcwilson WHAT: In 2017, Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding will return for its third year at X Games Aspen....

Health & Happiness

December 8, 2016

  David Thompson began his journey with Special Olympics Wisconsin seven years ago after a friend asked him to participate in a local basketball practice. At the time, David was a victim of bullying and was looking for a way...

Remembering Daniel L. Berg

December 7, 2016

DODGEVILLE – Daniel L. “D” “Berger” Berg, age 34, of Dodgeville, passed away of complications from propionic acidemia on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at UW Hospital. Dan was born on March 6, 1982, in Dodgeville, to David and Shaya (Bach)...

Get to know the three Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes heading to the Winter World Games this March

November 30, 2016

Kyle Robinson         Hometown: Ashland, WI Years Involved in Special Olympics: 2 2017 World Games event: Alpine Skiing Employed: Hugo’s Pizza Hobbies: ATV’s, Playing Games Two years ago, Kyle Robinson was a quiet young man hesitant to...

Olivia Quigley to be one of 30 individuals honored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of “More than Pink” Campaign.

October 18, 2016

At 24 years old in 2015, Olivia Quigley, who has autism, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. One month after her diagnosis, Olivia was invited to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, an event for which she had...

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