The importance of Fit Feet: A Q&A with new clinical director Dr. Josephine Lyons

March 29, 2019 Blog, Featured

This year’s Region 8 District Basketball tournament in Mequon on March 3rd, 2019 included the Fit Feet clinic as part of Healthy Athletes. During the clinic, 82 athletes were screened by 23 medical volunteers. One of those volunteers was Dr....


Love is in the air at Special Olympics Wisconsin

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of it, February is always a romantic month. But for Special Olympics Wisconsin, February 2019 may just go down as the most romantic one yet. This month, two couples got engaged in...


Trip to Admirals game is the perfect way to cap off a great Young Athletes start

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

The New Berlin Young Athletes program finished off an exciting first year with a trip to a Milwaukee Admirals game, where they also got to greet the players before the game.  “It was amazing to see Special Olympics promoted at...


West Allis Unified golfers are prepared for the trip of their lifetime

February 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

With Wisconsin being Wisconsin and all, it’s been a little difficult for Special Olympics athlete Ryon Knodl and his unified golf partner, Ken Kuemmerlein, to get a lot of practice in lately for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi...


Special Olympic Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater team up for the inaugural Athlete Leadership Academy

February 27, 2019 Blog

25 Special Olympic Wisconsin athletes paired with 25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student athletes on January 16 for the very first Athlete Leadership Academy. The athletes of both organizations spent the day listening to guest speakers, participating in workshops and engaging...


Mother and daughter team up to Play Unified at World Games Abu Dhabi

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This March, Patricia Pipkorn and her daughter Joanna Stein of Green Bay will be taking a trip unlike one they’ve ever gone on. They’ll be flying to Abu Dhabi to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. The mother-daughter...


Columbus High School on pace for another epic Polar Plunge

January 30, 2019 Blog, Featured

This time of year is always a great reminder of just how lucky Special Olympics Wisconsin is to have the supporters it does. Not only do thousands of them do the unthinkable and throw themselves into icy water as a...


Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Whiting

January 28, 2019 Blog, Featured

At Special Olympics Wisconsin, we like to say that volunteers are the backbone of the organization. And it’s true: Special Olympics Wisconsin would not exist today without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. In 2017 alone, nearly...


Officer Wangnoss’ LETR work takes him abroad for a Final Leg and an Abu Dhabi Dip

January 9, 2019 Blog, Events, Featured

When most people in Wisconsin start thinking about the Polar Plunge around this time of year, the last things that come to mind are hot sand and palm trees. But for one Wisconsin police officer, that’s exactly what a very unique...



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