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...


Volunteer Spotlight: Portage County Youth Soccer

May 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

(For more information on how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Summer Games June 6-8, visit our Summer Games Volunteer Page) The hard work and dedication of Special Olympics volunteers does not go unnoticed. Events such as the upcoming...


40 years of Summer Games in Stevens Point

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Summer Games at UW-Stevens Point, we asked athletes and fans from the Stevens Point Area YMCA agency about what Special Olympics and the Summer Games mean to them. Here are some of...


Final Leg showcases law enforcement support

May 30, 2019 Blog, Events

While summer is certainly an exciting time of year for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes who are looking forward to the big stage of the State Summer Games, it’s also a fun time of year for our dedicated supporters in law...


Green Bay Packers VP joins the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 8, 2019 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Green Bay Packers Vice President of Marketing and Fan Engagement Gabrielle Dow has joined the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin effective March 8, 2019. Special Olympics Wisconsin is excited to welcome Dow and...


Madison area students celebrate “A Night Out” with Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

High school students from across the Madison area will have the opportunity to experience an inclusive prom at La Follette High School on May 10, 2019. The prom will be hosted by La Follette’s Project Unify club, the club for...


Wisconsin lawmakers lead the charge in the defense of Special Olympics on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019 Blog, Featured

The end of March 2019 made for an eventful few days for Special Olympics programs across the United States. The news of the $18 million cut to the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program in the proposed 2020 federal budget...



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