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.


Team Wisconsin swimmer reviews the film Swim Team

October 3, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017 three of the eight members of Team Wisconsin’s swim team for the 2018 USA Games attended a screening of the film Swim Team at the Milwaukee Film Festival. SOWI was a...


SOWI athlete helps plan for the best Wisconsin Rapids Run With The Cops yet

October 2, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

If you ask SOWI athlete Cole Cleworth what he is most excited about for this Thursday’s Run With The Cops in Wisconsin Rapids, he’ll tell you the glow in the dark element of the night run. “The glo-sticks are cool...


SOWI athlete achieves dream of being a published author

September 26, 2017 Blog, Featured

Have you ever wished you were someone else? That’s the thought-provoking question posed in the title of the new book by SOWI athlete Marquis Garner of Team Milwaukee. The title was taken from the first line of the book, where...


Oshkosh Police surprise Special Olympics athlete with great news (NBC26)

September 22, 2017 Featured, Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. – For most high school students, seeing a police officer come into your classroom is scary. But for one Oshkosh North junior Thursday, it was actually the opposite.


USA Games hopefuls arrive in Oshkosh for SOWI’s Selection Camp

September 15, 2017 Blog, Events

More than 150 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and Unified partners from every corner of the state are making their way to Oshkosh this weekend to participate in SOWI’s USA Games Selection Camp. Athletes in bowling, basketball, aquatics, athletics and bocce...



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