Special Olympic Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater team up for the inaugural Athlete Leadership Academy

February 27, 2019 Blog

25 Special Olympic Wisconsin athletes paired with 25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student athletes on January 16 for the very first Athlete Leadership Academy. The athletes of both organizations spent the day listening to guest speakers, participating in workshops and engaging...


There’s never a bad time to give a new sport a shot

February 8, 2019 Blog, Featured

While most of the 140 athletes at this weekend’s State Winter Games in Wausau are seasoned vets in winter sports, there will be plenty of athletes experiencing the unique thrill of Winter Games competition for the first time this year....


Mother and daughter team up to Play Unified at World Games Abu Dhabi

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This March, Patricia Pipkorn and her daughter Joanna Stein of Green Bay will be taking a trip unlike one they’ve ever gone on. They’ll be flying to Abu Dhabi to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. The mother-daughter...


Micah Gumness to Play Unified during NBA All-Star Weekend

January 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Micah Gumness of Pickett was among 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world selected to compete in the 8th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game on Friday, February 15th, 2019 in Charlotte, North...


Marquis Garner hits the airwaves to talk Polar Plunge

January 26, 2019 Featured, Press

On January 20, 2019, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee and Director of Communications Tommy Jaime appeared on 99.1 The Mix’s Public Affairs program. During the radio segment, they discussed the Milwaukee-area Polar Plunges and what the...


12 Days of Athletes

December 14, 2018 Blog, Featured

This holiday season, we’re taking “12 Days of Athletes” to look back on some of the most inspiring athlete stories we covered in 2018. On the first Day of Athletes… In the last few years, Christopher Weems of Wausau has...


“Let’s make sure the next generation is the Unified Generation”

October 30, 2018 Blog, Featured

In the spring of 2018, Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts visited Unified Champion School Columbus High School to film a video for Special Olympics that debuted in early October for National Bullying Prevention Month. It was her first time stepping...


Special Olympics USA delegation for 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi officially announced

October 25, 2018 Events, Press

Special Olympics USA Team Named 313 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 313-member delegation...


SOWI welcomes ten new Global Messengers

September 28, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

Ten Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from around the state converged on a few Portage High School classrooms on Saturday, September 22, to be trained as Special Olympics Wisconsin Global Messengers. Every SOWI athlete has a compelling story to tell. It’s...



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