What the Inclusion Revolution means to a student leader in the movement

February 28, 2018 Blog, Featured

Hannah Roehrig is a senior at Brillion High School and the president of their Unified Champion School program. She is a leader in the Inclusion Revolution in schools in Wisconsin and earlier this month she traveled to Washington, DC with the Special...


Checking out the other side of the ice for Team Wisconsin

February 16, 2018 Blog, Featured

It makes sense that hockey players would be well suited to the Polar Plunge. There’s no doubting their toughness or their comfort with ice and extreme temperatures. So naturally, some members of Madison’s hockey community have been plunging together in the...


The Tough Job Experts tackle the Coolest Event of the Year!

February 14, 2018 Featured, Press

Madison, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) – Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is proud to announce that The Tough Job Experts at JP Cullen will serve as the Premier Partner for the Madison Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin that will take place on...


The Polar Bear takes the Polar Plunge

January 31, 2018 Blog, Events, Featured

If you find yourself at the Oshkosh Polar Plunge this year on February 17, you might just find yourself face to face with a polar bear as he emerges from the icy waters. And, no, we’re not even talking about...


Kenosha officer to escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope (Kenosha News)

January 30, 2018 Featured, Press

Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper didn’t expect volunteering at her first Special Olympics Wisconsin event to change her life. Nine years ago, Schaper volunteered to hand out awards while in uniform at a Racine competition, but she wasn’t having a...


Kenosha Polar Plunge Chair and LETR superstar heading to Seattle for the USA Games

January 25, 2018 Blog, Featured

About nine years ago, when Kenosha Police Officer Kate Schaper agreed to attend her first Special Olympics Wisconsin event to hand out awards, little did she know the experience would change her life forever. And in fact, the life-changing experience...


Columbus High’s Jahlieh Gardipee steers SOWI’s Youth Activation Committee to the USA Games and the future

November 28, 2017 Blog, Featured

SOWI volunteer Jahlieh Gardipee is a true Jill of all trades. She’s a special education teacher at Columbus High School, where she has turned the school into one of the model Unified Champion School (UCS) programs in Wisconsin as the...


Captain Becker looks to lead the Wood County Sheriff’s Department back to LETR victory at the 2018 Polar Plunge

November 28, 2017 Blog, Featured

Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, they say. When it comes to joining the Special Olympics movement as a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Wisconsin, this certainly holds true. Every member of the...


The 2017 Truck Convoy showcases the vital partnership between law enforcement and the trucking community

September 28, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

The Truck Convoy means so much to so many people. It means a great deal to the 10,000+ athletes who benefit from the money raised – a record-shattering amount raised in the 2017 Truck Convoy held on September 16 that is...



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