Team Wisconsin is ready to tackle the 2018 USA Games

January 31, 2018 Blog, Featured

Now that we’re well into the new year, it’s time for Special Olympics Wisconsin to turn its eyes toward the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. And this year’s USA Games are extra special because we’re also celebrating Special Olympics’...


SOWI athlete Daina Shilts returns to Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding at X Games Aspen

January 19, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – When X Games Aspen returns to celebrate its 17th year in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 25-28, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain and showcase the talents of more...


Winter Warriors hit the slopes and trails of Wausau this weekend

January 19, 2018 Blog, Featured

When the 160+ SOWI athletes from across the state converge on Wausau this weekend for the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Winter Games, they’ll be bringing a nice mix of winter warrior experience. For SOWI athletes Heidi Van Abel, Daina Shilts...


Team Wisconsin roommates step up their training for the USA Games

January 5, 2018 Blog, Featured

As we all know and recently experienced, the holidays can be a tough time to stay in shape. Cakes, candies and cookies are seemingly everywhere and constantly within reach. It’s no coincidence that the most common New Year’s Resolution is...


SOWI athletes have lots to be thankful for this year

November 21, 2017 Blog, Featured

As SOWI athletes around the state prepare to sit down with family and friends to stuff themselves silly and give thanks this week, many athletes might be thinking about what the Special Olympics movement means to them during this time...


Neillsville athlete Daina Shilts to receive Hometown Hero Award (Wausau Daily Herald)

November 6, 2017 Featured, Press

NEILLSVILLE — Daina Shilts of Neillsville will be recognized as a Hometown Hero on Tuesday by the Wisconsin State Assembly.


SOWI athlete Daina Shilts selected as face of Finish Line’s Holiday Campaign

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

On November 1, Finish Line Youth Foundation announced that its 2017 Holiday Campaign Spokesperson would be SOWI’s very own Daina Shilts! During this campaign, which will run from November 15 until December 31, Shilts will appear on promotional materials in...


Bowling season helps prepare Team Wisconsin for the 2018 USA Games

November 3, 2017 Blog, Featured

In addition to being tons of fun, this bowling season has been a great opportunity for the members of the Team Wisconsin bowling squad to prepare for the 2018 USA Games in Seattle. The SOWI bowling season began October 14...


“I’m going!” UWM superfan, Panthers manager receives invite to USA Games (WISN 12 News)

October 19, 2017 Featured, Press

MILWAUKEE — Michael Poll is well-known around Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. He spends hours on the court, field and sidelines, his cognitive disabilities unmatched by his love of life, sport and people.



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