Help us send Team Wisconsin off in style!

June 22, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

In just over a week, Team Wisconsin will be traveling to Seattle to represent the Badger State in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. But before they depart, a celebratory send-off is in order! Friday, June 29  | 5-7 pm...


Opening Eyes helps SOWI swimmer see finish line

June 21, 2018 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete Alison Mushett is still on cloud nine after the Summer Games earlier this month, where she helped her relay team bring home the gold. As fast as she was before, Alison attributes some of her speed and success...


Daina Shilts named ESPN’s Special Olympics Analyst for USA Games

June 20, 2018 Events, Featured, Press

ESPN announced yesterday that Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete Daina Shilts will make her debut with the network as the Special Olympics Analyst throughout the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games from Seattle. Daina’s and ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics...


Dexter Family Overcomes Hardships at Summer Games through Swimming

June 14, 2018 Blog, Featured

Cindy Dexter and her daughter, Chance, geared up for their swim relay at the State Summer Games while Cindy’s husband, Mark, watched on with their other daughter Kaylee, Chance’s twin. The freestyle relay is an event Kaylee was used to...


Columbus students invited to Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Columbus Journal)

May 31, 2018 Featured, Press

Best friends Erica Patrick and Kira Janisch have shared a lot through the years, but in a few weeks, they will embark on an experience of a lifetime.


Martha Hill adds USA Athlete Input Council to impressive resume

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete, 2017 Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame inductee, and SOWI Board of Directors member Martha Hill recently added another accomplishment to her already impressive Special Olympics resume. Hill has been selected from over 200 candidates to serve as...


It’s the nose boy!

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

When new SOWI athlete Ethan Sallinen started basketball this year with the Door County Clippers, his mom Amanda was concerned that he might be in over his head – literally. On a court primarily filled with adults and teenagers in...


It is a very big deal to us

May 11, 2018 Blog, Featured

Jerry Halboth is a SOWI athlete from Williams Bay. He has been a SOWI athlete for more than 20 years. For Spread the Word to End the Word Day in March, Halboth wrote passionately on Facebook about what Special Olympics and the...


Kim’s swimming dreams will become a reality in Seattle

May 9, 2018 Blog, Featured

Kim Raatz has been a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete since 1994 and she competes as a member of the North Suburban agency. She will be representing Wisconsin in swimming at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle this summer. Her mother, Sue, has...



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