Martha Hill and Roy Pirrung: The Hall of Fame Duo

July 14, 2017 Blog, Featured

When SOWI athlete Martha Hill was inducted into the Dennis H. Alldridge Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 State Summer Games on June 8, she was joining good company. But she wasn’t just joining fellow 2017...


These folks are ready for the Summer Games – are you?

May 30, 2017 Blog, Events, Featured

This year’s State Summer Games are going to be pretty epic. There will be 1,377 athletes, over 1,000 coaches and volunteers, and countless families and supporters descending on the UW-Stevens Point campus for SOWI’s largest annual sports event from June...


Dr. Kellye Knueppel opens eyes in Wisconsin and abroad

May 30, 2017 Blog, Featured

When developmental optometrist Dr. Kellye Knueppel was recruited to become Clinical Director for the Opening Eyes program with Special Olympics Wisconsin, little did she know the position would turn her into a globetrotter who would be sent to help athletes...


Police Specialist Nelson and Sheriff’s Deputy Casper exemplify law enforcement’s dedication to Special Olympics Wisconsin

May 19, 2017

In honor of National Police Week, we would like to recognize the courage and selflessness of all law enforcement officers in protecting our communities. We would also like to highlight the contributions members of law enforcement have made to the...


High fives and handshakes: recognizing Lt. Jason Mentzel during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

May 8, 2017

Involvement in the Special Olympics mission can come from many unexpected places, even from a co-worker’s recommendation from within the walls of a correctional facility. When the sergeant who was heading the Special Olympics Committee at Oshkosh Correctional Institution was...


Hit your stride this running season with Special Olympics Wisconsin

March 28, 2017

Now that Wisconsin is just about thawed out, it’s time to head outside for some spring fun. But don’t walk, run! Special Olympics Wisconsin has some exciting running events beginning this spring for the runners, or aspiring runners, out there...


Presenting Sponsor Spotlight: Harker Heating & Cooling

February 15, 2017

When employees at Harker Heating & Cooling sat down late last year to discuss worthwhile causes in the Madison area to get involved with in 2017, it didn’t take long for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Polar Plunge to come up. A...


Special Olympics Wisconsin Delegation Prepares for the World Winter Games in Austria

January 27, 2017

Beginning March 14, athletes and coaches from Special Olympics Wisconsin will represent the United States and compete among the world’s best at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Snowboarder Daina Shilts, cross country skier Heidi Van Abel and alpine...


My son is not “broken”

September 29, 2016

“I remember the day my wife and I went to have a sonogram for our second child”, shares father, Don Wigington. “We were hoping for a boy. Tyler was born a healthy baby but as the months passed, there were...



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