Athlete Health Messengers – Leaders in Wellness

June 20, 2024

To eliminate exclusion, we must involve everyone in crafting solutions to different problems. Individuals with intellectual disabilities are actively shaping our approach to healthcare. The Special Olympics Wisconsin Health Messenger program exemplifies this principle of inclusion. To enhance public health...

Athlete Health Focus – Weight Loss Journeys

June 17, 2024

Beginning a weight loss and physical fitness journey can be daunting, but as we learn from Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, Danielle, determination leads to achievement. As a dedicated athlete, Danielle has not only embraced the challenges of her sport but...

Summer Games 2024 Wraps up at Whitewater

June 14, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,400 cornhole, powerlifting, soccer, tennis, and track & field athletes from across the state converged on the campus of UW-Whitewater Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, for the 2024 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games. It was the largest multi-sport games...

Athlete Health Messenger Pays it Forward

June 12, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

From needing care to training care providers, Athlete Health Messenger program brings athlete voice to inclusive health focus.  Back in February, we featured a story about an athlete who received much-needed dental care after visiting the Special Smiles program at...

Loud and Clear

May 28, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured

Healthy Hearing Enhances Lives of SOWI Athletes Special Olympics Wisconsin’s (SOWI) health programs improve access to health care for athletes through free, event-based screenings and educational initiatives. With nearly 1,800 free health screenings provided annually, Special Olympics Wisconsin has emerged as...

Opening Eyes® Provides a Clear Vision for SOWI Athletes

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Imagine training for months or years to qualify for the swimming competition of a lifetime. All those hours, all those practices. You get up on the block awaiting the starting gun as you gaze out toward the pool and see...

Special Smiles Trio Honored with Golisano Health Award

May 1, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Dr. Tammy Boudry, Dr. Robb Warren, and Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation receive distinguished health honor Three incredible Special Smiles© health care providers and community partners were awarded with Special Olympics Wisconsin’s 2024 Golisano Health Leadership Award. Dr. Tammy Boudry,...

Basketball, Swimming Compete at SOWI Spring Games

April 22, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 900 basketball and swimming athletes from across the state converged on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh April 12-14 for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Spring Games. For the second straight year, the Spring Games featured spirited competition in 3v3...

Packers Give Back Awards SOWI $250,000 Impact Grant

April 15, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Grant will help fund healthy athlete screenings, updated equipment and enhanced training for coaches Green Bay Packers Give Back has awarded a $250,000 Impact Grant to Special Olympics Wisconsin, announcing the news with a surprise check presentation last Saturday, when...

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