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...

The Power of a Smile

February 21, 2024 Blog, Featured

True peace begins with a smile and science tell us that smiling improves our mood, and those who smile tend to be happier, more energetic, and healthier. However, for many Special Olympics athletes, access to the dental care required to...

SOWI Team Heads to D.C. for Capitol Hill Days

February 13, 2024 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Annie Mulligan and Unified Partner Daisy Lang, along with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner and VP of Marketing & Communications Addie Teeters, represented SOWI in Washington, D.C. for Special Olympics’ annual Capitol Hill Day advocacy...

AHW Endowment Awards SOWI for Inclusive Health Training

January 12, 2024 Featured, Press

AHW Seed Grants support community health, workforce development, and health-focused research The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) announced it will fund 79 new projects in 2024, focused on improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin. Special Olympics Wisconsin...

SOWI Announces 2024 Games Locations

January 12, 2024 Events, Featured, Press

Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, Wisconsin Dells welcome back State Games Special Olympics Wisconsin announced its 2024 competition slate, highlighted by a return to Wausau, Oshkosh, Whitewater, and Wisconsin Dells for its seasonal tournament series. The greater Wausau area will welcome around...

Wisconsin Dells to Welcome SOWI Fall Games

August 23, 2023 Events, Press

Nearly 800 bocce, flag football, and softball athletes from across the state will converge on the Woodside Dells Sports Complex (4770 State Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells) Friday through Sunday, September 8-10, for the inaugural Special Olympics Wisconsin Fall Games. An...

DHS Awards $191K to SOWI Inclusive Health

July 31, 2023 Blog, Press

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) $191,000 to expand its Inclusive Health program. This grant is part of a statewide effort intended to improve Medicaid home and community-based services that help older adults...

2023 Summer Games a Smash at UW-Whitewater

June 22, 2023 Blog, Events, Featured, Press

Nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state were welcomed to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Summer Games featured competition in Athletics (Track & Field), Cornhole, Powerlifting (supported by...

Athlete Health Messengers Advocate for Inclusive Health

May 31, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Health Messengers representing all corners of the state toured with SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner to numerous budget hearing sessions across the Badger State this spring, advocating for inclusive health programming. A component of Global...

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