Delegates Selected and Fitness Journeys Underway!

November 2, 2021

As Team Wisconsin athletes and unified partners train over the next seven months in their respective sports, they will also be participating in a specialized fitness program to help them improve their sport performance and overall health. The fitness program...


Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 22, 2021 Blog, Featured, Press

Madison, WI, September 22, 2021 – Special Olympics International announced last week that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history. Tom Golisano, Paychex founder, philanthropist and father of a son with an intellectual disability (ID),...


Health Messengers

August 30, 2021 Blog

Special Olympics. “Health Messengers.” SpecialOlympics.org, SpecialOlympics.org, 16 June 2020, www.specialolympics.org/our-work/inclusive-health/health-messengers. The only way to end exclusion is to have people who face these challenges daily help create the solution. People with intellectual disabilities are guiding us toward solutions in our...


SOWI athlete leaders help pilot Healthy Relationships

July 9, 2021 Featured

All people have a right to healthy and safe relationships. That’s the fundamental concept of the Healthy Relationships Pilot Project that members of the Special Olympics Wisconsin community recently participated in. Special Olympics Wisconsin was one of just four states...


SOWI athletes return to action with Strong Minds

June 4, 2021

When athletes in South Central Wisconsin competed at the regional track & field meet at Edgerton High School on May 9, they were returning to action after a very difficult year – one filled with unprecedented stressors and social isolation....


COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Recap

April 29, 2021 Blog

On April 14, 2021, our Health Promotion Clinical Director Dr. Leah Ederer hosted a webinar with the SOWI community to help them learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 27 knowledge-seeking attendees learned a variety of information like how to prevent...


Marquette dental students’ video makes athletes more comfortable at the dentist

February 26, 2021 Blog, Featured

Earlier this month, students in Marquette University’s School of Dentistry produced a fantastic video geared toward Special Olympics athletes to help them feel more comfortable while visiting the dentist. The video came from students in the program’s Special Care Dentistry...


Introducing our new Fitness Competition

January 29, 2021 Blog

Beginning this February, athletes and Unified partners will have a fun new way to compete in different fitness exercises and measure overall performance levels through our new Fitness Competition. The Fitness Competition can be held virtually/at-home or at in-person practices...


Virtual options help keep Jennifer Fuerstenau fit and connected

August 6, 2020 Blog, Featured

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes for many reasons. It has deprived athletes of considerable athletic experiences as well as critical opportunities for social interaction. While nothing can match the experience of an in-person...



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