The SOWI community spreads positivity, encouragement

April 2, 2020 Blog

As the SOWI community practices social distancing, it’s critically important that we all stay positive during this unprecedented pandemic. On that note, we asked some of our athletes and fans to tell us what is keeping them upbeat during this...


Lindsay’s Big Chill brings big support

March 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

For Lindsay Schwabe of Monona Grove Special Olympics, the Region 6 district basketball tournament in Madison this past Sunday was a great way to follow up an eventful Polar Plunge season. Although Schwabe’s team lost both their games, it was...


Beloit Memorial’s Unified Swim program makes a splash

March 2, 2020

Beloit Memorial High School sits right on the banks of the picturesque Rock River. It’s an undeniably gorgeous setting for a high school. However, soon after Lori Lange began working there as a special education teacher in 2016, she came...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegates Champion for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

February 28, 2020 Blog, Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2020 – (PRESS RELEASE) Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th...


Plenty to smile about this Plunge season!

February 28, 2020 Blog

Eleven down, two to go! We’re in the homestretch of the 2020 Polar Plunge season. It’s been a Plunge season to remember. Here are just a few of the highlights from February. Cole Cleworth helps kick off new Rapids location with...


Madison’s most celebrated winter event of the year returns!

February 4, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hundreds of Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters from across Madison and beyond will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes on February 15, 2020...


Free Physical Day impacts athletes and medical community

January 28, 2020 Blog, Featured

January 9, 2020, was a fun and productive day at the Plank Road Clinic in Wauwatosa as 38 athletes from Milwaukee Public Schools and the Team Milwaukee agency received free physicals. Medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin and...


Greater Milwaukee Plungers have lots to celebrate in 2020

January 28, 2020 Blog, Events

Hundreds of Polar Plungers from across the Greater Milwaukee area will be celebrating the end of one era and the beginning of another as they plunge into icy water to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes this February. In...


Unified Partner Spotlight: Britta Hesselberg

January 27, 2020 Blog, Featured

Britta Hesselberg is a student at UW-Madison, where she is studying to become a special education teacher. She’s an active member of the Badgers for Special Olympics club on campus, but she’s been involved with Special Olympics since her high...



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