12 Days of SOWI

December 25, 2020 Blog, Featured

Join us as we celebrate “12 Days of SOWI” this holiday season! In previous years we’ve highlighted athlete stories we’ve told throughout the year. However, this year we’ve expanded the campaign to highlight athletes as well as the many other...


The Youth Activation Committee takes over

November 10, 2020 Blog, Featured

Members of the Youth Activation Committee celebrated October’s National Bully Prevention Month by taking over some of our social media channels on October 27 during the inaugural YAC social media takeover. The Columbus High students posted on Instagram and Facebook...


Catholic Financial Life members show us what moves them

October 1, 2020 Blog, Events, Featured

Across southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, members of the Catholic Financial Life community will be walking, running, biking or rolling wheelchairs in their neighborhoods, through local parks or around school tracks to help kick off the inaugural Virtual Run Series for...


Rose Bowl Lanes helps Marshfield Special Olympics bowl safely

October 1, 2020

Beginning in October, the athletes of Marshfield Special Olympics will be able to start their fall bowling season with extra social distancing and peace of mind thanks to the generosity of Rose Bowl Lanes in Marshfield. After learning that bowling...


Ed Kastern interviews Olympic medalist for Virtual Celebration

October 1, 2020 Blog, Featured

Athlete Ed Kastern of Oshkosh Special Olympics had a unique opportunity recently when he was able to to interview Olympic silver medalist Brian Hansen for the upcoming Fall Outdoor Virtual Celebration taking place on October 14 and 15. Kastern’s interview...


Neenah schools are recognized for their commitment to inclusion

September 3, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics North America announced on August 19 that Neenah High School and Shattuck Middle School in Neenah were selected as nationally recognized National Banner Unified Champion Schools. The two programs were among just 155 schools in the country recognized for...


#BeLikeKen

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

Special Olympics Wisconsin lost a dear friend and a true champion for its athletes recently when Ken Kuemmerlein passed away on July 19 from COVID-19. For the better part of a decade, Kuemmerlein helped change the lives of Special Olympics...


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...



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