SOWI athlete Bailey Durni takes the crown

November 9, 2020 Blog, Featured

The students of Platteville High School demonstrated their deep commitment to inclusion recently when they selected Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Bailey Durni as their Homecoming Queen on October 2. It was a fitting way for Durni to kick off her...

Return to Play makes for a special reunion for two athletes

October 1, 2020 Blog, Featured

27 athletes and Unified partners were thrilled to compete in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s first sports tournament in six months when they participated in the Southern State Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course in Columbus. But...

Ed Kastern interviews Olympic medalist for Virtual Celebration

October 1, 2020 Blog, Featured

Athlete Ed Kastern of Oshkosh Special Olympics had a unique opportunity recently when he was able to to interview Olympic silver medalist Brian Hansen for the upcoming Fall Outdoor Virtual Celebration taking place on October 14 and 15. Kastern’s interview...

Athlete Brittany Wilson shares some of her poetry

October 1, 2020 Blog, Featured

For a decade now, athlete Brittany Wilson of Team Milwaukee has been writing poetry to express her feelings and her art. While she flexes her muscles in Special Olympics sports like basketball, soccer and volleyball, with more than three dozen...

Special Olympics Wisconsin returns to socially distant, safe action with Southern State Golf Tournament

September 19, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 27 athletes and Unified partners competed in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s first sports tournament in six months when they participated in the Southern State Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 13 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course in Columbus. The tournament was Special Olympics...

Virtual options help keep Jennifer Fuerstenau fit and connected

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes for many reasons. It has deprived athletes of considerable athletic experiences as well as critical opportunities for social interaction. While nothing can match the experience of an in-person...

SOWI athletes show off skills in Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

July 2, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Although in-person competition over the last few months was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, three Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes recently had the unique opportunity to compete in Special Olympics’ and Microsoft’s 2020 Xbox Virtual Gaming Event. Scott Rolling of...

SOWI athletes prove essential during pandemic

July 2, 2020 Blog, Featured

While many of us across Wisconsin have spent much of the last few months social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many people have been hard at work on the frontlines keeping essential businesses open. Although society came...

Checking in with the Athlete Leaders: Zachary Reetz

June 30, 2020 Blog, Featured

As Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Vice President of Unified Leadership, Jeanne Hrovat, is reaching out by phone to members of the Athlete Input Council...

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