Daina Shilts captures her first X Games gold

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts of Neillsville won her first X Games gold medal during the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboarding competition on January 23, 2020. Shilts secured first place after having the fastest combined score along with her...


Greater Milwaukee Plungers have lots to celebrate in 2020

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events

Hundreds of Polar Plungers from across the Greater Milwaukee area will be celebrating the end of one era and the beginning of another as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes this February. In...


Athletes are ready for Wausau’s Winter Wonderland

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

More than 150 of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s hardiest athletes are currently preparing themselves for the State Winter Games, taking place in Wausau on February 8 and 9. Snowshoers, alpine skiers, snowboarders and cross country skiers from 21 agencies across the...


12 Days of Athletes in 2019

December 12, 2019 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 2019. On the first Day of Athletes… We will kick off these 12 days with Christine Cherne...


Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family get an unforgettable Badgers experience

November 26, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

On November 9, SOWI Young Athlete Bennett Chart and his family from New Berlin had a chance of a lifetime thanks to the Badgers Give Back program and their Wisconsin Shoe Project, which aims “to provide unforgettable moments that will...


The Double Dogs are double trouble for Unified Bowling competition

November 25, 2019 Blog, Featured

Team Milwaukee athlete PJ Lynch and his brother/Unified Partner, Andy, will partner up again as the Double Dogs for a Unified Bowling Tournament on December 7 in Madison. The brothers will be joined by nearly 180 athletes and Unified Partners...


Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth represents SOWI at Self-Determination Conference

November 1, 2019 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Leader Cole Cleworth of Wisconsin Rapids flexed his leadership muscles during the 2019 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells from October 14-16. Cleworth staffed the Special Olympics Wisconsin information table during...


Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Polar Plunge!

November 1, 2019

Thousands of Wisconsinites will once again brave the icy waters to support Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes during the 2020 Polar Plunge. With the debut of the new Oconomowoc Polar Plunge, there will 13 locations to choose from across the state....


SOWI heads to D.C. to learn about Unified Leadership

September 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

From September 3 – 6, 2019, Special Olympics hosted athlete leaders and Unified partners in Washington D.C. for a Unified Leadership Workshop. Unified Leadership focuses on both leaders with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to develop their mindsets and skills....



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