SOWI athlete’s healthy choices pay off in multiple ways

August 31, 2017 Blog, Featured

SOWI athlete Heather Binkowski of Schofield is a bubbly, fun-loving people person who adores everybody. But, as is unfortunately still the case with far too many SOWI athletes, she was bullied in school as a child. And, as is unfortunately...


When in doubt, choose to include: Daina’s ESPYs diary

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

On July 12, 2017 Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was honored with the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2017 ESPYs. Former first lady Michelle Obama presented the award to Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, who accepted it on behalf...


After an already unforgettable year, SOWI athletes say “I Do”

July 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

When Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes Kyle Robinson and Katelynn Fulweber (now Robinson) said “I do” on Saturday, July 15 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, they participated in a beautiful sand ceremony during the wedding. For those...


Martha Hill and Roy Pirrung: The Hall of Fame Duo

July 14, 2017 Blog, Featured

When SOWI athlete Martha Hill was inducted into the Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 State Summer Games on June 8, she was joining good company. But she wasn’t just joining fellow 2017...


These folks are ready for the Summer Games – are you?

May 30, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

This year’s State Summer Games are going to be pretty epic. There will be 1,377 athletes, over 1,000 coaches and volunteers, and countless families and supporters descending on the UW-Stevens Point campus for SOWI’s largest annual sports event from June...


SOWI athlete’s dedication to Healthy Athletes pays off in more ways than one

May 30, 2017

SOWI athlete Alex Myers and his mom Maria made sure to get to UW-Oshkosh extra early this year for the Indoor Sports Tournament. But it wasn’t because Alex was playing in the tournament. Alex and his mom were there for...


Athletes bring home hardware and memories from World Winter Games

March 28, 2017

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and supporters made their marks last week at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria by bringing 5 medals back to Wisconsin. Neillsville resident Daina Shilts continued her dominance at the highest levels of...


Make it Happen

January 27, 2017

By Faith Schroeder (Faith Schroeder is the 15-year-old niece of Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Daina Shilts. This story was written for her high school English class and is being reproduced with her permission. It has been lightly edited for clarity.) Life is...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegation Prepares for the World Winter Games in Austria

January 27, 2017

Beginning March 14, athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Wisconsin will represent the United States and compete among the world’s best at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Snowboarder Daina Shilts, cross country skier Heidi Van Abel and alpine...



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