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...


The 100-day Countdown to the Special Olympics USA Games begins now!

March 23, 2018 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – 100 days from today, 49 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and five Unified partners will begin their competition at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. From July 1-6, Team Wisconsin will be competing in basketball, bocce,...


The 2018 USA Games will be extra special for the Franks

March 1, 2018 Blog, Featured

For the 54 SOWI athletes and Unified partners heading to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July, it goes without saying the week of competition and festivities is going to be a special time for them. But for two...


February was an epic month for Polar Plunges

February 28, 2018 Blog, Featured

11 of this year’s 12 Polar Plunges are officially in the books! With La Crosse, the original Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin, celebrating its 20th annual Plunge this upcoming weekend, it should make for the perfect icing on the...


Winners Circle Lions Club helps SOWI athletes give back

February 28, 2018 Blog, Featured

As a child, SOWI athlete PJ Taylor used to attend summer camp at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin. The experiences were a highlight of Taylor’s youth, and the memories have stayed with him to adulthood. But they haven’t...


Checking out the other side of the ice for Team Wisconsin

February 16, 2018 Blog, Featured

It makes sense that hockey players would be well suited to the Polar Plunge. There’s no doubting their toughness or their comfort with ice and extreme temperatures. So naturally, some members of Madison’s hockey community have been plunging together in the...


SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Walhovd, Woodard to represent Team Wisconsin in 2018 USA Games (Portage Daily Register)

February 14, 2018 Featured, Press

Sofia Walhovd and Steve Woodard of The Arc Greater Columbia County have been selected as members of the Team Wisconsin in swimming for the upcoming 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which will take place July 1-6 in Seattle.


The Polar Bear takes the Polar Plunge

January 31, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

If you find yourself at the Oshkosh Polar Plunge this year on February 17, you might just find yourself face to face with a polar bear as he emerges from the icy waters. And, no, we’re not even talking about...



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