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...


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...



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