Two of our LETR’s finest honored by state lawmakers

November 8, 2019 Blog, Press

On October 10, Rep. Scott Allen recognized Waukesha Police Specialist Nichelle (Niki) Nelson as the recipient of the 97th Assembly District’s First Responder of the Year Award. Specialist Nelson is the state director for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for...


Champions Together Breakfast puts focus on Healthy Athletes

November 1, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

Nearly 200 members of the Greater Milwaukee Area gathered at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin on October 24 to hear about Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Healthy Athletes program and the impact it has on athletes’ lives. They came together as part...


Special Olympics Wisconsin thanks law enforcement

September 21, 2019 Blog, Featured

For National Thank a Police Officer Day in 2019, we’ve invited members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community to thank law enforcement for everything they do for their communities and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin for...


Fun with the cops for Run With The Cops: Q&A with Captain Chris Tarmann

August 29, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

Our fall Run With The Cops series is right around the corner, with races happening in River Falls on October 1 and Oshkosh and Wisconsin Rapids on October 3. One of the most anticipated things about Run With The Cops...


Wisconsin’s newest pro sports team hosts Special Olympics Wisconsin

August 29, 2019 Blog, Events

When the Forward Madison Football Club hosts the North Texas Soccer Club in their final home game of the season on September 22 at historic Breese Stevens Field, they’ll be celebrating more than the conclusion of an epic inaugural season...


Bombas donates socks for Fit Feet

July 31, 2019 Blog

The annual Fit Feet clinic at the Outdoor Sports Tournament always serves as an excellent reminder of the importance taking care of your feet plays in athletic performance. And with more than 40 percent of Special Olympics athletes wearing the...


Board Member Alyssa Bohm crowned Miss Wisconsin

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

While the Special Olympics Wisconsin Board of Directors has included people with pretty interesting job titles over the years, board member Alyssa Bohm added perhaps the most interesting one yet to the mix on June 15, 2019. That’s the date...


SOWI welcomes four new Board Members

June 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At this year’s Summer Games, Special Olympics welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. On June 7, Marquis Garner, Lois Harrison, Mark Nicholson and Joel Wener attended their first board meeting in Stevens Point. Marquis Garner Special Olympics...


Strong Minds makes its debut at Summer Games

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

During the 2019 State Summer Games, the new Healthy Athletes clinic, Strong Minds, will be making its Special Olympics Wisconsin debut. The Strong Minds clinic involves a series of interactive learning stations that are focused on helping athletes develop coping...



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